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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 14:32:49 UTC 2017

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 4:23 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

So, yes, Wales is different than Brussels. Following your rule, it
would mean many streets would have a French name in Brussels (if not
Which would then create a political incident :-)

> 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.

+1, I'll agree on that.

More information about the Talk-GB mailing list