>Yes, to re-iterate: my question is about things we can do now. Vector >tiles are on the horizon, but are likely to take a year or more from >now. Changing some of the labels is something we could do with one >line of code and roll out tomorrow, if we wanted to.
What about the other alternatives? for example: - just adding ALL (official) dual languages for only Z0-Z8 level, and keeping the current design for Z9-Z19 so there will be (z0-z8) - local + english - local + chinese - local + arabic - local + japanese - local + russian - local + german - local + spanish - ... - local + greek - local + hungarian - local + .... - .....  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages For the small languages, it will be useful for fixing data problems early, and IMHO a better transition for a full multi-language support. >The openstreetmap-carto team quite frequently receives requests to >(additionally) display labels in English > (or in any case the Latin-alphabet) We must remember the survivorship bias [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias ] People who can't speak English - can't complain in the English forum. ( lack of visibility ) And the other question: Adding the English language now - can be counterproductive for implementing the full multi-language support? ( for example - less urgency?) Imre /native Hungarian/ 2017-09-25 13:48 GMT+02:00 Matthijs Melissen <i...@matthijsmelissen.nl>: > On 25 September 2017 at 13:21, Richard Fairhurst <rich...@systemed.net> > wrote: > > Frederik Ramm wrote: > >> I'd invest the available brainpower in steps needed to achieve > >> this goal, even if it's a year or two in the future. > > > > Which means vector tiles... which we should be looking at anyway. > > > > But that needs to be a separate project really, rather than a facet of > > openstreetmap-carto. > > Yes, to re-iterate: my question is about things we can do now. Vector > tiles are on the horizon, but are likely to take a year or more from > now. Changing some of the labels is something we could do with one > line of code and roll out tomorrow, if we wanted to. > > -- Matthijs > > _______________________________________________ > talk mailing list > email@example.com > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk >
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