[OSM-talk] Label language on the Default stylesheet

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 10:37:09 UTC 2017


1000 - 7000 extra layers? That's give or take the number of languages in
existence... depending on who you ask, but even adding 500 extra layers is
not a practical endeavour.

2017-09-25 12:15 GMT+02:00 James <james2432 at gmail.com>:

> I think Latin as default is disrespectful to areas like Japan which might
> not be able to read Latin letters as they have kana for non-japanese words.
> It's a bit biased to ask if Latin should be the default on a Latin based
> list(letters not language).I'm sure there would be a different opinion if
> you asked on talk-jp or any other list(non-latin)
>
> Ideally it should be a layer per language: English everywhere, Japanese
> everywhere, Arabic everywhere, etc etc
>
> On Sep 25, 2017 6:02 AM, "Oleksiy Muzalyev" <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch>
> wrote:
>
>> On 9/24/2017 11:01 PM, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
>>
>>> [...]For example, we have a label 北京市 for Beijing, a label موريتانيا for
>>> Mauritania, and a label Magyarország for Hungary.
>>>
>>> The openstreetmap-carto team quite frequently receives requests to
>>> (additionally) display labels in English (or in any case the
>>> Latin-alphabet). [...]
>>>
>>
>> Why not use the Latin language itself for an additional label to
>> non-Latin alphabet titles? It is readily available in Google translator and
>> also in Wikipedia. Here are these titles in Latin:
>>
>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pechinum
>>
>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungaria
>>
>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Oleksiy
>>
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