[OSM-talk] Collapsed names

Edoardo Marascalchi edoardo at edoardomarascalchi.it
Fri Jul 25 10:56:57 BST 2008

in the italian mailing list we are facing new (and some old) users 
arguing should be better to enter in the name tag the collapsed form of 
the name.

I'm trying to persuade this people this is the wrong way 'cause don't 
exist any way to explode names collapsed.

I'm proposing to add 2 extension to the name tag to mark which part of 
the name could be collapsed or hidden
in the same moment you could give a priority


exploded form: Viale don Luigi Sturzo
first: V.le don Luigi Sturzo
2nd: V.le Luigi Sturzo
3rd: V.le L. Sturzo

name=Viale don Luigi Sturzo

you are adding tips usefull to renderes about which part of the name 
collapse or hide but it's not a mandatory collapsation
If you are the coder of a renderer you can chose to hide befor collapse 
or collapse before hide..

Let me know it make sense or not..


Edoardo Marascalchi
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