[OSM-talk] Looking for "primary language" map

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Tue Apr 11 07:26:14 UTC 2017

You could try to run the "name" tag though a language detection 
algorithm and see what comes out. I think Google released one a few 
years ago: cf. https://github.com/Mimino666/langdetect

Ethnologue has some. But I think it would cost a lot to licence.
https://www.ethnologue.com/ and is probably much more precise than you need.

On 11.04.2017 01:35, Yuri Astrakhan wrote:
> Does anyone know of an open source language map - basically a set of
> geoshapes with the corresponding language code?  Country boundaries are
> not needed - e.g. Canada and USA would be English with the exception of
> French for Montreal area.
> This is needed to guesstimate what language the "name" tag is in.
> Does not have to be very precise (10-20 MB is more than enough)

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