[OSM-talk] Label language on the Default stylesheet
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Tue Sep 26 04:00:09 UTC 2017
On 26.09.17 01:30, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> People are confusing labels using the Latin alphabet with labels using
> the Latin language.
Certainly, the Latin alphabet is more known as it is used in many modern
languages. But the Latin language does exist, and its popularity is
So my suggestion was fairly simple, - since the secondary labels in
Latin alphabet could be only in one language on a non-vector map, why
not use the Latin language itself. The geographical names in Latin
language are readily available, since maps in past centuries were often
produced in Latin language , so it is possible just to copy at least
some names from the historical maps, which should be in the public
domain by now.
Keeping names only in local alphabets, as it is now, or using English,
French, German, or Esperanto languages, for secondary labels, are also
not ideal solutions for numerous reasons.
 "The Growing Popularity of Latin and Greek", June 8, 2017
The Wall Street Journal, "Carpe Diem: U.S. Students Revive Latin and
Greek", June 7, 2017
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