[OSM-talk] Link to the map legend

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 22:53:50 GMT 2009


In the US, we use "legend" more frequently than "key".

The word "key" is used in the phrase "answer key" - as in the answers  
to a test.

On Jan 1, 2009, at 4:36 PM, "Barnett, Phillip" <PHILLIP.BARNETT at ITN.CO.UK 
 > wrote:

> Key. Definitely.
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> :-(
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> Actually, plain 'Key' rather than 'map key' in my experience. But I  
> would understand legend.
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> Subject: [OSM-talk] Link to the map legend
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> Hi,
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> on the talk-de list we are talking about the OSM main page and in
> particular about the link to the map legend. It is named "Map key", a
> for most German users uncommon word. The English word "legend" would
> much better correspond to the German "Legende", what would help at  
> least
> users in Germany.
>
> Before I request to change this link, I like to here from native  
> English
> speakers what's the most common word for a map legend in English.
>
> Cheers, detlef
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> Btw. are there any attempts to i18n the main OSM page?
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