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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

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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.

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answered 17 Aug '17, 09:34

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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

(18 Aug '17, 04:36) dsh4

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