[OSM-talk] shortened names
osm at kevswindells.eu
Wed Jul 27 07:27:18 BST 2011
If we are using pronunciations as a guide shall I go and rename "Southwell"
as "Suval" and Leicester as "Lesta"?
On Wednesday, 27 July 2011, andrzej zaborowski <balrogg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 July 2011 04:04, Stephen Hope <slhope at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27 July 2011 10:40, Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk> wrote:
>>> Yes, it is called Saint Albans, written St Albans, except where some
>>> websites seem to have expanded it.
>>> I personally would be tempted to store the name tag in expanded form
>>> so it is clear what the St abbreviation applies to (I've seen things
>>> like S St N on Google where they've abbreviated South Street North,
>>> for example, which just looks silly). This seems to agree with
>> Um - no. If a place wants to be written "St Albans", then that's the
>> name. Just because you pronounce it "Saint Albans" makes no
> I'd say the opposite is true. If it's pronounced "Saint Albans" then
> that is the name. The local administration may want to spell it
> however they like and make one way or the other official, but we don't
> care, in the end it's always a product of how people are and have been
> calling the place. Place names have often been abbreviated in writing
> because there was never any need for consistency across countries and
> continents, much less for machine-readability. In OSM there is this
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