[OSM-talk] shortened names

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Wed Jul 27 14:45:32 BST 2011


On 27/07/2011 14:38, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> That is the reason I feel that it would be best to store the
> fully-spelled-out name, and then apply localized rules to look up any
> abbreviations needed at rendering time.   Using the full form to
> determine the abbreviation is much less ambiguous than the other way
> around.

But the point several of us have been making is that this has moved 
beyond being an abbreviation to being the proper spelling of the name.

Absolutely "Example Road" not "Example Rd", but "St Albans" really is 
called that (now), not "Saint Albans".

David




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