[Talk-in] Automating OSM translation into Indic languages

Naveen Francis naveenpf at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 05:39:59 UTC 2015


If we add wikidata entry,  should it automatically import the translations ?
wikidata <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:wikidata>=wikidata_entity

*WIWOSM* (*Wi*kipedia *w*here in *OSM*)

Wikiminiatlas do that


On 7 April 2015 at 10:59, Aruna S <safincrazy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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