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

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 17:25:14 BST 2011

Bilingual or localised renderings are great - exactly what should be
happening - but stuffing a load of different names in the same field is a
horrible practice. Additional localised renderings would presumably help,
but I don't know who's going to stump up the servers and bandwidth for that.

Cheers, Joseph

On 28 July 2011 17:17, Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de> wrote:

> Joseph Reeves writes:
>> Some might argue that this will render nicely for those of us who don't
>> read
>> Arabic, but it's completely wrong. The name:en tag exists for a reason -
>> put
>> the English in there and have the name: as طرابلس
> some places render it better. e.g this bilingual rendering requested by
> someone from the HOT
> http://libya.osm-tools.org/
> Stephan
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