[OSM-talk] handling street names in speech

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 16 18:12:34 UTC 2019


On 2019-07-16 19:52, Jo wrote:

> If we were to make such exceptions, we would get into trouble really fast, as some streets are signed differently on one end and on the other, depending how big the street sign is, or in what period it was put there.

Don't shoot the messenger, I didn't write the wiki! 

> Expanding abbreviations is the norm. I try to do it even for first and middle names of people, when the street is named after a person. That only works if it's possible to find it somewhere, of course.

Apparently not everyone agrees with you, otherwise those exceptions
would not be noted in the wiki. Are you recommending that the exceptions
be removed from the wiki? 

> Polyglot 
> 
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 7:40 PM Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote: 
> 
> On 2019-07-16 19:07, Nuno Caldeira wrote: 
> also on the the standard mapping convetions, its mentioned in bold : 
> 
> DON'T USE ABBREVIATIONS
> 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Editing_Standards_and_Conventions 
> 
> But exceptions are made in some cases, including where the signage uses the abbreviation: 
> 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Names#Abbreviation_.28don.27t_do_it.29 _______________________________________________
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