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Country, place and street names are in local languages.
Is it possible to show all names in English?
(I can't read Arabic or Cyrillic...)

And if so, how to achieve this?

I've installed my own mapserver running OpenStreetMap and OpenLayers 2.12

Thanks in advance.

asked 16 Mar '13, 06:58

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edited 04 Mar '14, 20:38

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double post on forum.osm.org

(16 Mar '13, 09:35) stephan75

http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=20458 is the double post, just for reference.

(17 Mar '13, 15:32) gormo

One approach would be to ask the people behind the localised map on Wikimedia's Toolserver how they did it. There are no obvious contact details on the page but they do crop up on mailing lists every now and again, so that's where I'd start looking.

Another (very quick and dirty) option would be to add "if name:en exists use that instead of name" directly into osm2pgsql itself.

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answered 19 Mar '13, 19:12

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These days something like a "quick and dirty" tag change is probably best done in lua rather than osm2pgsql or the style itself. See:


(20 May '15, 10:30) SomeoneElse ♦
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