[Talk-GB] OSM Analysis name tags

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Thu Jan 20 17:36:44 GMT 2011

On 20 January 2011 17:28, Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com> wrote:

> On 20 January 2011 17:20, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:
>> How about dialects?
>> name:en
>> name:cy
>> name:gd
>> name:gv
>> name:sco
>> name:ga
>> Whatever other regional languages we have.
> we believe that the OS Locator content is always in English. In the Western
> Isles the name field for roads in OSM often holds the Gaelic version with
> the English in en:name hence our support for that tag. Do tell me if I am
> wrong on that.
See my other email about Wales - it includes Welsh names for streets that
sometimes also have English alternatives, so I'm not sure if they should be
minor or major errors. I guess it's unlikely that the primary name would be
in English and that OS Locator would have the Welsh version.

OS Locator also gets Welsh non-ASCII characters wrong (should be minor

Isn't it name:en rather than en:name?


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