[OSM-talk-ie] Web page map of Dublin Streets but with name:ga shown.

Brian Hollinshead brian at hollinshead.net
Fri Aug 20 11:23:42 UTC 2021

Thanks Colm, My son tried that for me on a windows machine with a few
browsers without sucess.  Changing the language first on the broswer and
then on the system setting. Are you using windows or Apple?

On Wed, 11 Aug 2021 at 15:42, Colm Moore <colmmoore72 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> If you set your device's settings to Irish, then OSM will pick up on that
> and serve the Irish language names. However, everything in your device will
> also be Irish. Perhaps setting up a different account on a computer might
> be more practical. However, it won't work with old_name=* There is a
> profound problem in Dublin with the Irish text street signs not matching
> Logainm.
> There are currently 78,661 objects on OSM with Irish language names, north
> and south, but that includes bona fide duplicates, e.g. a road split into a
> number of ways. 55558 objects have a Logainm reference number. Logainm.ie
> database has something like 140,000. Wikimedia is much more hit or miss.
> There are people who have done work on etymology and old names, e.g.
> http://www.leabhair.ie/sob/sraidbac/liosta.html I have expanded on that
> work, but not published it.
> Tying OSM, Wiki and Logainm together would be useful.
> Colm
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