[OSM-talk] Use of official names Re: shortened names

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 14:32:52 BST 2011

1. It was decided a long time ago that abbreviations are not used in tag
2. the US contributors can decide to do it differently than the rest of the
world for their country but they will have to explain why software
developers should develop special code for them
3. the tag official_name has been created for official country names, not
for streets or locations with alternative names (for that, we have alt_name)
4. although the tag name is used by Mapnik and others, please don't fulfill
the tag "name" for the renderers

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