[Talk-in] Multilingual name tagging convention in India
imchengappa at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 12:49:58 UTC 2016
It would help greatly if mappers could see names in other languages on a
rendered map. I see that the demo, for instance at
http://openstreetmap.in/demo.html#9.99/13.9372/75.6525 is still just a
On 5 July 2016 at 07:19, Srravya C <srravya.c at gmail.com> wrote:
> Found a little more about this topic in a discussion here
> We could put the details about multilingual naming for India in this page
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Multilingual_names>. So that anybody
> referring to this page in the future for naming convention, will get an
> idea about existing conventions followed for India.
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Thejesh GN <i at thejeshgn.com> wrote:
>> I think the existing convention works really well. Use name tag for latin
>> script and specific language tag for that language names. I think this
>> makes it easy to work and also divide work.
>> On Jul 4, 2016 11:34 PM, "Arun Ganesh" <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Bringing this up since there are recent edits adding multilingual labels
>>> to the `name` tag .
>>> The current convention that has been followed is to use `name` for the
>>> local name in latin script. The reasoning if I remember was two fold:
>>> - English being one of the official languages, latin script is widely
>>> used in cities and in public signages in smaller towns. Only in villages it
>>> is uncommon.
>>> - Keeping the tagging convention simple, that could be used
>>> throughout the country in a standard way
>>> Keeping just one name in each tag, we have been able to avoid issues
>>> like the first mapper rule that could cause unnecessary regional
>>> conflicts over ordering of scripts like in Belgium (and they have just two
>>> Since we can add the regional names in their own name:lang tag, no data
>>> is ultimately lost, and it is upto the data consumer to choose which
>>> language to support for the user.
>>> Would be great to hear positives and negatives of this approach and how
>>> it benefits the public Is it time to revise this convention to be more
>>> regional rather than national?
>>>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/40472998
>>>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/40479683
>>> Arun Ganesh
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