Christoph, On 25.09.2017 10:55, Christoph Hormann wrote: >> Also, personally I'm in a similar situation to Maarten. I'm from >> Germany and I don't want a map with all German or all English names; >> ideally I want a map with local names except where I can't read them >> ;) > > While i understand this view and also see you are saying this with a bit > of irony it seriously saddens me that apparently a large fraction of > the OSM community actually thinks this way and wants the OSMF to invest > ressources in a map that is well readable for them rather than a map > that represents and communicates the diversity of the global OSM > community.
Oh, in case I wasn't clear - what I said above was not with irony; indeed, for my personal use, I want a map that shows me names I can read. Which, I assume, everyone does. But I didn't want to imply that the OSM web site should be doing that (especially since I'm not its only user); I think the OSM web site should continue to use local names throughout while we technically have to choose a name, and somewhere down the line the web site should give users a choice which names they would like to see. I share your "diversity" viewpoint, although one must also see that by only displaying the "name", some people in regions with non-latin script but strong western cultural influence could feel forced to include a Latin rendering of the name in their "name" tags or even use Latin renderings altogether for "name". A future option of "display the name you like" will also free these mappers to map the correct local names. Bye Frederik -- Frederik Ramm ## eMail frede...@remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33" _______________________________________________ talk mailing list email@example.com https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk