[OSM-talk] shortened names

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 01:06:48 BST 2011

It's all about the placement:

St Albans pronounced "Saint Albans"
Albans St pronounced "Albans Street"

Look at this road: http://osm.org/go/eutDvk@QV-

Should we tag it:

name: Magdalen Road
pronounced: More-da-lin Road


That's ridiculous if you ask me. If you're making sat nav software for a
market (the UK, France, America, etc.) you should be able to work out these
things yourself.

Cheers, Joseph

On 28 July 2011 00:55, Ian <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:04:13 PM UTC-5, Joseph Reeves wrote:
>> But that's just tagging for the renderer (or reader). If my sat nav can't
>> pronounce st as "saint" I'd blame the software, not the data.
> Should the satnav pronounce "st." as "saint" or "street"?
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