[Talk-in] Naming in Hindi / Punjabi

PlaneMad thePlaneMad at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 06:49:46 GMT 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 7:44 AM, H.S.Rai <hardeep.rai at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Pradeep B V <pradeepbv at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> At moment name has been entered in Hindi and English for one tag, for
> >> many features, like:
> >> name: Hindi name (English Name)
> >> I feel that is not the right approach.
> >
> > I disagree. This is very helpful as it helps both english literate and
> > vernacular literate to read the maps simultaneously. Yes it clutters the
> map
> <snip>
> > The multi language tagging surely helps. Unless we have multiple
> > language renderer's this will not be helpful.
> > The right question to be asked is should we have one renderer per
> language
> > if yes then how do we implement it?
> Please see:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-in/2009-December/000951.html

A vector map is still a long way of technically, imagine loading the vectors
of entire india for a very low zoom level. Like it was mentioned before, it
musch more easier to achieve layering by superimposing a series of
transparent png's. if all the name labels are rendered on separate
transparent tiles, it can be overlayed onto the map according to the user's

Regarding how the language should be switched, a dynamic option works best,
rather than seperate sites. Much like how Yahoo have for their vernacular
maps <http://in.maps.yahoo.com/#?lat=12.9709200&lon=77.6048200&z=4&mt=v&addr=bangalore>

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