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 -
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
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
> 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
>> 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:
>>> 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]
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