[OSM-talk] Label language on the Default stylesheet

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Mon Sep 25 11:15:20 UTC 2017


Of course this is impractical in the UI in the current way of selecting 
layers (where each layer has its own check box to enable it), I was more 
thinking in the line of having a dropdown box for all language overlays. 
No idea if this is currently possible in openlayers.

Maarten


On 2017-09-25 12:37, Jo wrote:
> 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 [1]
>> 
>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungaria [2]
>> 
>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania [3]
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> 
>> Oleksiy
>> 
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