[Talk-us] Directional Prefix/Postfix Proposal

Alan Millar amillar503 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 05:57:52 BST 2010


On Sat, 2010-08-07 at 22:35 -0600, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> For those voting +1 have you even read my original proposal on the reason I 
> want to abbreviate?

Yes.  You gave a list of reasons it would be OK, and rules people would
have to follow to make it work.  Some of the reasons I consider suspect
(such as "almost always in small letters" is a subjective,
regionally-variant assessment).  Other reasons were more rules and
restrictions (such as period after single-letter abbrevs.)  OSM is hard
enough for people to get consistent on already.  Keep the name tag
unabbreviated.  

You certainly CAN have all the abbreviations you want.  I'm just saying
not to put them in the "name" tag; put them in another tag.  I
personally don't care if it is loc_name, alt_name, name_2, name:en,
abbreviated_name, or whatever else you want to call it.  Then work on
getting the renderer to show it instead of the "name" tag when it
exists.  Why isn't that a good solution for you?

- Alan





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