[OpenStreetMap Serbia] Oznake

Dragutin Cvetkovic drazha at maildrome.com
Fri Feb 24 20:27:34 GMT 2012


Thomas,

Its not a matter of whether something can technically work or not, its
the fact that standards are defined and clear as day, yet for some
reason they are ignored by many. Why, I do not understand.

BR//Dragutin

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM, Thomas <toba0211 at yahoo.de> wrote:
> just a quick hack to show that it is possible to deal with the chaos if
> name= and name:sr= is used.
> You see that the map is latin but name:sr is also filled (thx to Pedja's
> script) and can be easy pulled. Move around......database is from end of
> last year, some things may not be in. I will reload soon.
> http://suncobalt.homeip.net:82/test/distance_sr.html
>
> Works also abroad to the extend that a name:sr is entered, see admin level
> 2,4,6
> http://suncobalt.homeip.net:82/test/distance_sr.html?zoom=10&lat=52.54867&lon=13.27655&layers=BT
>
> ________________________________
> Von: Miloš Komarčević <kmilos at gmail.com>
>
> An: Thomas <toba0211 at yahoo.de>; OpenStreetMap Serbia
> <talk-rs at openstreetmap.org>
> Gesendet: 18:13 Freitag, 24.Februar 2012
>
> Betreff: Re: [OpenStreetMap Serbia] Oznake
>
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Thomas <toba0211 at yahoo.de> wrote:
>> The language code for Serbian is sr according to the ISO Code used by OSM.
>
> Yes, but only ISO 639 though, which is not enough.
>
>> If someone wants to deviate from the recommendation, he could use
>> name=whatever
>> name:sr=cyrllic [optional if name=cyrillic]
>> name:sr_lat=latin.
>
> Baaaaaaaaad.
>
> Once again, please see the links I posted to Mark Davis' BCP 47 discussion:
>
> http://icu-project.org/repos/icu/icuhtml/trunk/design/language_code_issues.html
>
> OSM should really implement BCP 47, not only one ISO tag, and than do
> kludges with non-standard arbitrary tags like until now.
>
> So you'd have support for sr-Cyrl, sr-Latn, zh-Hant, zh-Hans, etc.
>
> OSM should then have transliteration rules from one script to the
> other for each language.
>
> Mappers shouldn't input this data multiple times, it should be generated.
>
> It's great news the grant is there, as it's a good opportunity to
> something about OSM i18n.
>
> Regards,
> M
>
>
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