[OSM-talk] How to Translate Strings in OSM to other languages

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri May 31 18:28:20 UTC 2019

31 May 2019, 19:47 by tshrinivasan at gmail.com:

> Hence, I am thinking of myself query osm, get name strings that done
> have "name:ta" tag, populate them as a google sheet, share the
> translators for translating.
> Once they did, I will import the strings to osm with name:ta tag.
Note that answers are likely to be incorrect with such plan.

In general, it is impossible to find proper names in one language when you
have solely name in other language. One needs more context to actually do this.

> To make the translator's job easier, I do a google or bing or wikidata
> or some machine translation, so that they can skip the correct one.
> They can only fix the wrong translations.
I would not expect some reasonable quality from that.

Also, note that imports from wikidata to OSM are not acceptable.
See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wikidata#Importing_data_from_Wikidata_into_OSM

> Do I have to get permission before importing?

> Where to ask for permission?
See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines
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