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Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Common index prefixes for French

From: Maxime Petazzoni
Subject: Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Common index prefixes for French
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:42:14 +0100
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* Jean-Guilhem Cailton <address@hidden> [2010-03-18 13:33:04]:

> Is it so difficult to check whether the bounding box would not fall
> within administrative limits with well defined linguistic properties
> ?
> (i have no idea what it actually implies).
> In Chile, for instance, where many low level administrative
> boundaries are not defined yet, one needs to use bounding box. Yet
> it could be well known that within Chile, Spanish language would be
> the most appropriate. (And in this case, the same is true for
> neighbouring countries, so there is not even the need to be
> specially careful near the borders :) ).

This is actually very complex, because the areas in the world were some
languages are spoken are not well-defined at all. For example in the
South of France, you may want to use Spanish as the index language for a
town in France, but where all street names are in Spanish. Same goes for
all countries that have several official languages, different dialects,

> By the way, was the test for Spanish on dev satisfying ?

I think so. I'll deploy the Spanish translation to production this week.

- Maxime
Maxime Petazzoni <>
 ``One by one, the penguins took away my sanity.''
Linux kernel and software developer at MontaVista Software

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