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This Nominatim page shows the Spanish Pensilvania, instead of Pennsylvania.

In case my Accept-Language is relevant, I have multiple English languages ("en-US", "en", "eng", and more), then eventually "es-es" and "es" lower in the list.

EDIT: When I use curl with no Accept-Language headers, it displays the English name. Looking at the relation looks like the issue is that name is Pennsylvania, but there is no name:en, probably because English is the primary local language.

My request explicitly allows en (preferred, but there is no name:en) and es (allowed, and there is name:es, but less preferred). What's the best way to address this (let me know if I should ask this follow-up separately)? Should name:en be added even though the local language is English?

asked 15 Jul '12, 05:24

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edited 03 Jun '13, 02:07

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aseerel4c26 ♦

The problem is indeed with the missing name:en tag. Nominatim doesn't know that the name tag in the US should default to English. That is a bug in Nominatim not with your tagging. It is common practice in OSM to leave out the localized name tag (i.e. name:en) if there is only one official language in a country.

Nominatim will update to a new version in a few weeks where the handling of local languages has been improved. So, just ignore the problem for a while and it will hopefully go away by itself.

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answered 16 Jul '12, 09:22

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hopefully that'll also fix the US state name showing up in Japanese when you search for cities!

(16 Jul '12, 14:35) neuhausr

Dear Mattflaschen, I should use the original name, but I like the different lanquages. This platform however has accepted English as standard for all. Thats all and Pennsylvania should it be.

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answered 15 Jul '12, 16:00

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