[OSM-talk] Handling of towns with different or alternative names
f_mohr at yahoo.de
Tue Jan 27 21:07:27 GMT 2009
Andy Allan wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Russ Nelson <russ at cloudmade.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Manfred Podzkiewitz wrote:
>>> Hello, i have a question about the handling of unoffical, or ethnic,
>>> 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"?
> Alternative names, local names, multilingual names and all that stuff
> is covered already at
that cover all cases.
As an example the city Chemnitz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemnitz)
The german name was/is
1143-1953 Chemnitz name_old ?
1953â1990 Karl-Marx-Stadt name_old ?
1990 Chemnitz name
Sorbian Kamjenica name:wen
Czech SaskÃ¡ Kamenice name:cze
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