[Talk-ca] Nunavut place names language

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 21:21:16 UTC 2016

Hello Canadian mappers!

The node and relation for Nunavut are 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/305700700 and 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/390840 .  The "name" of both of 
these is currently set to a composite of the Inuktitut and the 
Anglo/French name.  Is this OK?

Different OSM communities have adopted different standards - most have 
gone the "most widely used" form in the "name" tag (e.g. in places in 
Wales will tend to have a "name" that matches name:cy in mostly 
Welsh-speaking areas and name:en in mostly English-speaking ones).  In 
some places (e.g. Londonderry/Derry, and around Brussels) a composite of 
multiple languages is in use; in still others (e.g. India) a "neutral" 
language is used (there, English).

I did suggest on http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41676348 that 
the person who changed the name raise it here; that didn't happen, so 
I'm mentioning it :)

Best Regards,

Andy Townsend

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