[OSM-talk] Label language on the Default stylesheet

Imre Samu pella.samu at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 13:54:35 UTC 2017


>Yes, to re-iterate: my question is about things we can do now. Vector
>tiles are on the horizon, but are likely to take a year or more from
>now. Changing some of the labels is something we could do with one
>line of code and roll out tomorrow, if we wanted to.

What about the other alternatives?

for example:
- just adding ALL (official[1])  dual languages for only Z0-Z8 level, and
keeping the current design for Z9-Z19

so there will be  (z0-z8)
- local + english
- local + chinese
- local + arabic
- local + japanese
- local + russian
- local + german
- local + spanish
- ...
- local + greek
- local + hungarian
- local + ....
- .....

[1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages

For the small languages, it will be useful for fixing data problems early,
and IMHO a better transition for a full multi-language support.


>The openstreetmap-carto team quite frequently receives requests to  (additionally)
display labels in English
> (or in any case the Latin-alphabet)

We must remember the survivorship bias [
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias ]
People who can't speak English - can't complain in the English forum.  (
lack of visibility )

And the other question:   Adding the English language now  - can be
counterproductive for implementing the full multi-language support?   ( for
example - less urgency?)

Imre
/native Hungarian/



2017-09-25 13:48 GMT+02:00 Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>:

> On 25 September 2017 at 13:21, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>
> wrote:
> > Frederik Ramm wrote:
> >> I'd invest the available brainpower in steps needed to achieve
> >> this goal, even if it's a year or two in the future.
> >
> > Which means vector tiles... which we should be looking at anyway.
> >
> > But that needs to be a separate project really, rather than a facet of
> > openstreetmap-carto.
>
> Yes, to re-iterate: my question is about things we can do now. Vector
> tiles are on the horizon, but are likely to take a year or more from
> now. Changing some of the labels is something we could do with one
> line of code and roll out tomorrow, if we wanted to.
>
> -- Matthijs
>
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