[Talk-in] Use of official names for cities

Arun Ganesh arun.planemad at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 08:37:26 GMT 2012

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Ishan Chattopadhyaya <
ichattopadhyaya at gmail.com> wrote:

> I feel railway station names are inappropriate representations of city
> names. Generally, station names are not changed within a city immediately
> after the city name has been changed. A city may have a station with a
> different name and that is fine. Similarly, the case with University names.
> I think users should be encouraged to use official names over regional
> names. But that's my take on this. Your suggestions on old_name, alt_name
> tags etc. are welcome, perhaps that would help users tag better. If there's
> a known inconsistency that has already crept in, I think some of us should
> fix it based on common consensus.

If the Government of Karnataka has approved the renaming, it can only be
considered the choice of the people of those respective places and must be
given due weightage. My suggestions:
name: Locally used name in english, recognized by the state
name:en Name approved by the centre

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