[Talk-GB] Fwd: Re: Edits in Wales

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 14:23:00 UTC 2017

On 14/08/2017 15:04, Marc Gemis wrote:
> So how can you determine the preferred name from looking at that sign ?

 From looking at the sign, you can't - but if you visit a place and open 
your eyes and ears it'll become pretty obvious.  If you walk into a shop 
or a post office in the pointy bits of north Wales I can pretty much 
guarantee that people will be speaking Welsh.  It would be unfair and 
unrepresentative to suggest that English has equivalence where that is 
the case.  Signs - particularly road signs - appear in two languages 
throughout, but that doesn't mean that in a particular area both 
languages are in equal usage.

What you can't expect to do is jump in with a "global search and 
replace" such as https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/50943658 using 
level0 and not get complaints.

Best Regards,


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