The whole country has 3 official languages. In the north nl is the official language, in the south fr. And a small area in the east is de. Brussels is officially bilingual. Hence all names there will be a combination of fr - nl.
Normally I would expect Belgium to not have default_language set. You may have to keep a list of countries where it only makes sense to look at the next smaller geographic regions. I expect the same goes for Switzerland (whole country 3-4 official languages, but at the next geographic level it is clear which language is spoken/official for which region). I think in most multilingual countries the regions are not so clearly defined. Jo 2018-05-09 2:37 GMT+02:00 Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrak...@gmail.com>: > Polyglot, thanks! I just ran the list of names for Belgium - > http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/yEj (takes a few minutes and 20MB download). > It seems that most of the names are single language. Even cities tend to > be a single language strings, with a few exceptions (e.g. Brussels itself, > and the country name). > > So on one hand, we could set default_language to "nl / fr / de" to match > the country name format, or to two languages that match "Bruxelles - > Brussel" ("fr - nl" ?). But in reality, the most helpful value is just a > single "nl" or "fr" (?), because for almost all "name" tags, there is just > a single language. The country name is a very rare exception, but it has > many other name:xx defined anyway, so it is not a problem - if user > requests "fr" or "nl", there is a name:fr and name:nl. And if user requests > something that's not defined, at the end it will still fall back to name > tag. > > What do you think? > > On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:39 AM Jo <winfi...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Since there is not 1 language for Belgium and nl;fr;de is not allowed, it >> won't be possible to set this tag for Belgium. I did set it on the >> regions/communities. >> >> Polyglot >> >> 2018-05-08 22:31 GMT+02:00 Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrak...@gmail.com>: >> >>> Daniel, I agree - it seems most of the low-zoom Moroccan names are in a >>> triple-form, and many local names are in a wild mix of french only and >>> multi-lingual ones: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/yE5 (thx trigpoint & >>> FredrikLindseth on IRC!) Do you want to change it, or should I? >>> >>> Also, there are still about 60 countries without a tag: >>> http://tinyurl.com/y9382ewv >>> >>> >>> On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 10:59 PM Daniel Koć <daniel@koć.pl> wrote: >>> >>>> W dniu 08.05.2018 o 21:31, Yuri Astrakhan pisze: >>>> >>>> > This query shows a list of regions that have the new default_language >>>> > tag (you can multisort column with shift or control clicking the >>>> > headers). http://tinyurl.com/yd6bx6s3 >>>> >>>> What about places like Morocco? Shouldn't it be rather similar to >>>> Belgium - "fr ber ar" (because the name is "Maroc ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ المغرب") than >>>> just "ar"? >>>> >>>> -- >>>> "My method is uncertain/ It's a mess but it's working" [F. Apple] >>>> >>>> >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> talk mailing list >>>> firstname.lastname@example.org >>>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk >>>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> talk mailing list >>> email@example.com >>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk >>> >>> >>
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