[OSM-talk] Label language on the Default stylesheet

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 14:19:47 UTC 2017


And now we're talking about years of work. The original post to this thread already said making multiple versions is technically hard and out of scope.


> El 25 sept 2017, a las 07:39, James <james2432 at gmail.com> escribió:
> 
> That's why you could have text rendered via JavaScript and not in the JPG itself....
> 
>> On Sep 25, 2017 6:37 AM, "Jo" <winfixit at gmail.com> 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
>>>> 
>>>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungaria
>>>> 
>>>> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania
>>>> 
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> 
>>>> Oleksiy
>>>> 
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