[Talk-in] Automating OSM translation into Indic languages

Aruna S safincrazy at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 05:29:50 UTC 2015


On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik.lak at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Great work, I have been thinking this for sometime. I am of the opinion
> that place names(towns / villages etc) should be translated and not
> transliterated. Arun has a point about locality address as people might be
> so used to English, that they find translations in their own language
> unusable.
>
> For place names, would it be a good idea to run a script which can look up
> wikidata, extract names in multiple language and update OSM? Below is a
> sample query for 'Bangalore' in multiple languages.
>
> [1]
> https://www.wikidata.org/w/api.php?action=wbgetentities&sites=enwiki&titles=Bangalore&languages=hi|ka|ml|ta|or|mr|gu|te&props=labels&format=xml
>

This seems like a wonderful idea. I'll use this while working on the
translation. Thanks. :)
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