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Hi everyone,

I have a suggestion about language list. I'm trying to add arabic translations for all the cities in Algeria, the problem is I have to scroll through the list to find Arabic.

Can you plz put preferred languages (which can be selected elsewhere) at the beginning of the list so users can find them faster ?


asked 29 Oct '14, 20:18

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edited 29 Oct '14, 20:18


are you talking of an OSM editor? which editor?

(29 Oct '14, 20:48) aseerel4c26 ♦

This issue now seems to be over there:

(30 Oct '14, 13:12) aseerel4c26 ♦

As far as I understand, Arabic is the official language in Algeria. This means that I would expect the standard "name" tag to reflect Arabic, with a potential "name:fr" or "name:en" or "int_name" thrown in for variants in other languages.

If you want to open a feature requests against the iD editor which is used on, then would be the best place for that.

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answered 29 Oct '14, 20:47

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Yes it is the official language, but most of map users and editors prefer use French, so I am trying to translate everything.

Thanks guys ;)

(29 Oct '14, 20:54) hiddeneyes02

If you are talking of an OSM editor, please ask this feature request at the relevant bug/issue tracker website. See

Thank you for our help! :-)

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