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While it is quite natural to put local name for a peak located within country borders, it looks less clear what to do with the ones on national borders. Examples can be found in Tatra Mountains on Polish/Slovak border: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/49.1896/20.0616 Some are in Polish (Szpiglasowy Wierch), some in Slovak (Druhý Mnich).

I could do something like this: name:pl=Zadni Mnich name:sk=Druhý Mnich But then, with no name= tag, OSM does not render any name at all in the default view.

asked 27 Aug '13, 02:01

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Firstly, the most important thing is to add the name in each language as you suggest.

For the name tag I personally favour the style used on Swiss tops maps, with the names in different languages separated by slashes: (Matterhorn / Monte Cervino / Mont Cervin). However, it is best to find a consensus with local mappers, as to the prefered approach. For example: placenames in Japan have a Latin script name in brackets; street names in Brussels have both French and Flemish separated by a dash.

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answered 27 Aug '13, 05:59

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Mt. Everest is tagged with name="Mount Everest" and all the different names as name:xx=

See http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/164979149

(27 Aug '13, 09:47) gormo
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