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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 12:49:36 UTC 2018

The name for the country in the name tag is " België / Belgique / Belgien" (*)
The name for any street in Brussels is either "<name fr> - <name du>"
or "<name du> - <name fr>" with the majority mapped with French in

The names never use a semi-colon. Without looking at name:fr / name:nl
tags you don't know which part of the name belongs to which language
(I think).
For Belgium there is no problem, as the names will only contain latin
characters, but in other cases it might become difficult, not ?


(*) I wonder whether the separator was always "/" here.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 2:16 PM, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:
> W dniu 26.04.2018 o 13:53, Marc Gemis pisze:
>> Do you now assume that names in region B outside city C have a
>> namehr;nameit in the name tag?
> Yes, unless stated otherwise for cities E, F and G.
> To be clear: I assume only that if they name:hr=* and name:it=*, both
> are official, but that doesn't mean both need to be tagged (one or more
> name tag may be just missing).
>> That's not how we have done it for Belgium or any street in Brussels.
> Isn't it like this:
> Country Belgium - official_language=de;fr;nl
> Region Brussels-Capital - official_language=fr;nl
> City Eupen - official_language=de
> What would be wrong with this scheme?
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