[OSM-talk] [HOT] Nametagging: Local script versus "international" latin script (for Libya)

Steve Doerr steve.doerr at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Feb 28 11:29:17 GMT 2011


On 28/02/2011 10:33, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote:
> Jean-Guilhem Cailton wrote:
>> It would not solve the problem for all tools, of course. For example,
>> MapOSMatic of Tripoli apparently uses the name field. So my
>> recommendation, given the feedback received so far, would still be to
>> use Latin + Arabic in the name field.
>
> Do that if it is the most expedient way to satisfy the requirements of 
> users... But isn't it recommended to also use the tags that will let 
> people generate maps in a specific language ?
>
> By the way, for latin script names, should we use int_name, name:en or 
> both ?

In my opinion, the int_name can usefully be used for the direct 
romanization of the Arabic name, as it now (as of yesterday) is for 
Tripoli, i.e. Ṭarābulus (previously, it said 'Tripoli'). 
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/27564957/history>.

-- 
Steve




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