[Talk-GB] Welsh language map

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 15:44:45 UTC 2017

also shows Welsh names in Welsh-speaking parts of Wales (using a .poly 
from Jerry, actually), but that's really a solution to a different 
problem (described at 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SomeoneElse/diary/42069 ).

On 15/11/2017 15:24, SK53 wrote:
> I heartily agree that both english & welsh names need to be shown side 
> by side, for this reason can I suggest that when editing names to add 
> a Welsh name if the existing name is English (London Road for 
> instance) also add a name:en tag. If we can work just with name:cy & 
> name:en tags in rendering we can achieve a lot more.

"Displaying side by side" (perhaps one bracketed after the other) is 
very doable in lua; 
is an example of that in another context.
> The basic overlay idea works for street & place names (and one can 
> offset welsh language names in one direction and english names in the 
> opposite ones. Finding colours which dont create conflicts and 
> legibility issues is another thing. I'll see if I can fish out an 
> example from my carto rendering experiments.

I suspect that an overlay may not be the way to go (if possible) because 
you won't get collision avoidance between the overlay and the main 
map*.  Here's an example of that: 
those two names apply to the same bit of track but Mapnik's clever 
enough to ensure there's no clash.

Best Regards,


* although maybe having the overlay also containing every other piece of 
text, but in "transparent on a transparent background", may work!

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