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

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Wed Apr 25 08:57:59 UTC 2018

On Wednesday 25 April 2018, Jo wrote:
> There is this proposal:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/
> Language_information_for_name

That was a very different idea to what Frederik mentioned - this was 
meant to specify the language of the name=* tag.  This was intended to 
solve a very specific problem but was mostly rejected because it would 
add a lot of complexity to only solve that problem but not affect most 
of the other language related issues in mapping.

Lukas had made another proposal ultimately rejected that is somewhat 
more generic but is still doing things 'the other way round', i.e. by 
providing language information for the name tag:


I don't think the idea of specifying the local name by reference to the 
local language has so far been elaborated on in the OSM wiki.

Christoph Hormann

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