[OSM-talk] Handling of towns with different or alternative names

Russ Nelson russ at cloudmade.com
Tue Jan 27 19:50:37 GMT 2009

On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Manfred Podzkiewitz wrote:

> Hello, i have a question about the handling of unoffical, or ethnic,  
> or
> historic names of towns and villages.
The TIGER import in the USA uses name_1 for alternate names.  Perhaps  
we should view all tags starting with "name" as potential names?     
That points to using "nameEN" for the English name of a city, and  
"nameDE" for the German name of the same city, etc.

Or should that be "name:EN" and "name:DE"?

Russ Nelson - http://community.cloudmade.com/blog - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/User:RussNelson
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