Jo, thx, so if these kinds of objects already have "name:xx" for all
mentioned languages, international map would use those instead of the name
tag anyway, so that's not an issue.

BTW, international maps have launched on Wikipedias!

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 2:34 AM Jo <> wrote:

> Where problems actually do occur is in streets which have a different name
> on both sides (only in Belgium, I guess. It happens on streets that form
> the border between two 'villages'). Anyway, then the name tag can contain
> up to 4 variants.
> The separator is ' - ' on purpose, to distinguish it from a simple hyphen.
> We were smart enough not to use that ' - ' combination for anything else
> than separating 2 language forms. And there is always a name:nl and name:fr
> to compare with on those objects.
> Jo
> 2018-05-10 1:10 GMT+02:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <>:
>> sent from a phone
>> > On 10. May 2018, at 00:47, Yuri Astrakhan <>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > In the few rare cases when it does happen, it would be enough to also
>> add "name:fr" and "name:nl" tags to fix the issue -- localization would
>> take the specific language, and won't even try to parse the name tag.  I
>> think finding these cases should be relatively easy with OT.
>> The problem I see with less prominent objects is that you only have a
>> name and can’t tell whether that is one name in one language or 2 names in
>> different languages for the same thing separated by a hyphen. Potentially
>> this could happen in other tags like operator as well.
>> cheers,
>> Martin
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