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

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 19:48:06 UTC 2018

I thought we were already indicating which language name is in, with the
name:language=:iso tag?

Hmm, apparently not:



2018-04-24 21:29 GMT+02:00 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>:

> 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.
> This is pretty fragile too, though. Two minutes after the mechanical edit,
> a
> newbie will come along and change the name= tag on a random American road
> from MLK Boulevard to Martin Luther King Boulevard, without knowing they
> now
> have to change the name:en= tag as well. Bang, inconsistent data. Fast
> forward two years and a bunch of history-losing way splits, and it's no
> longer clear which is the accurate street name and which is the original,
> mistaken TIGER-imported one.
> In theory you could bake support for this into editing software (at the
> expense of complicating the interface), but even if JOSM, iD, Vespucci and
> P2 all add support, the name= tag is probably the most likely to be changed
> by minority editors (e.g. mobile or 'quick fix' apps) and it's unlikely
> they'll all add the same logic.
> Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> > This language=en tag would be placed on a administrative
> > relation, right?
> If I read Frederik's proposal right, the language=en tag would be placed on
> the object with the name tag, though putting it on admin relations is an
> interesting idea.
> Richard
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