I think Latin as default is disrespectful to areas like Japan which might
not be able to read Latin letters as they have kana for non-japanese words.
It's a bit biased to ask if Latin should be the default on a Latin based
list(letters not language).I'm sure there would be a different opinion if
you asked on talk-jp or any other list(non-latin)

Ideally it should be a layer per language: English everywhere, Japanese
everywhere, Arabic everywhere, etc etc

On Sep 25, 2017 6:02 AM, "Oleksiy Muzalyev" <oleksiy.muzal...@bluewin.ch>

> On 9/24/2017 11:01 PM, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
>> [...]For example, we have a label 北京市 for Beijing, a label موريتانيا for
>> Mauritania, and a label Magyarország for Hungary.
>> The openstreetmap-carto team quite frequently receives requests to
>> (additionally) display labels in English (or in any case the
>> Latin-alphabet). [...]
> Why not use the Latin language itself for an additional label to non-Latin
> alphabet titles? It is readily available in Google translator and also in
> Wikipedia. Here are these titles in Latin:
> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pechinum
> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungaria
> https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania
> Best regards,
> Oleksiy
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