[OSM-talk] Name:* tags in the local language

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Apr 24 18:16:08 UTC 2018


On 04/24/2018 07:23 PM, Paul Norman wrote:
> If there's agreement that there is a problem here, I could look at
> preparing a mechanical edit or MapRoulette challenge to add name:* tags,
> e.g. adding name:en to objects in the US with other name:* tags, and
> adding name:zh in China. As an estimate, this would be 115k changes in
> China, touching 28% of roads there.

Even if there should be agreement that there is a problem here, there
are other potential solutions.

Someone once suggested to have a special tag that indicates which name
tag should be used by default. I.e. we'd have tons of "name:xx" tags
plus one tag called e.g. "language=en", that would then mean: The
default name to use is the name:en name.

I think this would be more elegant than the duplication that you are


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