[OSM-talk] Editor applet - name/attributes dialog - two names? one would be a start...
Christian van den Bosch
cjb at cjb.ie
Sun Apr 30 23:30:34 BST 2006
Etienne Cherdlu wrote:
> I suppose you could create two separate ways, each with a different
> name (segments can belong to more than one way).
Good idea. I guess I'll have to look into using something other than the
applet to do that.
> BTW Are you recording the English or the Gaelic name for streets (eg
> Upper Baggot Street vs. Sráid an Rátha Uachtarach) or both?
Almost entirely English only, like the street signs. I _could_ translate
these into Irish, but the names aren't necessarily direct translations -
Grand Parade in Cork for example, becomes Sráid Capall Buí, which means
Yellow Horse Street (I put that one into OSM; it doesn't appear on any
other map of Cork that I've ever seen, but it's on ).
If I were doing bilingual naming properly I'd like to record some
appropriate meta-information; I haven't yet had a good hard think about
what form that might take, though.
There's also very few Irish street names indexed by the Ordnance Survey
of Ireland - perhaps none - though I would imagine that given the
legislative changes of a year or two ago decreeing that Gaeltacht areas
shall use Irish-language placenames exclusively, this will change, for
those areas only.
Christian / cjb
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