please give me an advise how to set an inscription for e.g. a wayside shrine in more than one language?
Same as for the name tag(name=..., name:en=..., name:de=..., ...)?
What should be the "default" language? The language of the region where the POI resists?

asked 17 Aug '17, 09:29

mulix's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Please only add inscriptions (if at all) in the languages actually present on the shrine (you can use the same :iso_code scheme). As there is however typically only one, that should go in the tag as is. Please do not translate inscriptions or similar text.

permanent link

answered 17 Aug '17, 09:34

SimonPoole's gravatar image

SimonPoole ♦
accept rate: 19%


The shrine is described in three languages so that's why the question came up.

(17 Aug '17, 09:37) mulix

When thinking about the POI is more a "memorial" than a "waypoint shrine".
So I will change that and set the three tags

inscription=San Giovanni Nepomuceno
sacerdote e predicatore di corte fu gettato nel fiume Moldava, a Praga, per non aver rivelato al re Vencesiao le confessioni della moglie Giovanna di Baviera. E' venerato come prottetore di ponti ed acque.



Thanks so far.

(17 Aug '17, 09:59) mulix

You might add an inscription:it=* tag as well, in order to be explicit. See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Names#Localization

(18 Aug '17, 04:36) dsh4
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 17 Aug '17, 09:29

question was seen: 1,030 times

last updated: 18 Aug '17, 04:36

powered by OSQA