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Re: [Maposmatic-dev] [task #10069] Support multiple names for streets

From: Jeroen van Rijn
Subject: Re: [Maposmatic-dev] [task #10069] Support multiple names for streets
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 16:08:45 +0100

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 15:50, David MENTRE <address@hidden> wrote:
> Another idea: select the two (maybe more) languages to select from:
>  * Language country selected on the main page;
>  * Prefered language from the web browser.

Here's the thing, where does that leave people who run a fairly new
browser like Chrome. Does it have localisations yet, or would that
bias toward Accept-language: en_US, en_GB. Likewise with someone
running a beta version of a browser. Granted these people are quite
likely to be conversant in English, but that doesn't automatically
mean they want to see the list of languages they can choose to reduced
to English, Bad English, Queen's English.

Last I checked none of my browsers emit Accept-language: nl_NL, but
I'd prefer to have maps of the Netherlands use Dutch street names. ;)

> At least we know have ideas how to find street names for countries
> like Belgium where all names are systematically in 2 or 3 languages
> (FR, NL and DE).

That's one thing I've been thinking about as well (including a Flemish
localisation, nl_BE, and if their prefix sorting differs). A Flemish
volunteer can always clone the nl_NL case as a starting point.

> I think we should first do that before digging into the multiple
> languages map index. :-)


> Thank you for the ideas Jeroen.

Welcome, as always.


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