[Talk-in] Multilingual name tagging convention in India

I Chengappa imchengappa at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 19:20:03 UTC 2016


I would say that India is probably the most obvious case for using the
name:en tag for the 'English' name. The name tag can then be used for the
convenience of mappers, using any suitable value in either Latin script, or
using multiple scripts as suggested by Amaroussi.








On 21 July 2016 at 19:57, Amaroussi (OpenStreetMap) <mapper at minoa.li> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> At the moment both Belgium and Switzerland have used two and four
> languages for the “name=*” tag respectively.
>
> I wish to check if anyone has ever discussed before the possibility of
> setting the country’s default name to “name=India - भारत”, to reflect the
> fact that Hindi and English are equally official languages of the Union?
>
> I might consider similar for the states, but in the state official
> languages, such as “name=Telangana - తెలoగాణ - تلنگانہ”.
>
> I would personally support this idea because of the situation of the
> country and nearly all of the 29 states having joint official languages
> like Belgium.
>
> See also:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_with_official_status_in_India#List
>
> — Amaroussi.
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