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[mkgmap-dev] Transliteration

From Lambertus osm at na1400.info on Fri Oct 23 15:30:25 BST 2009

Steve Ratcliffe wrote:
> On 22/10/09 12:49, Lambertus wrote:
>> Ok, so if I understand correctly, I should remove the --latin1 and
>> --code-page parameters (the code-page already being redundant)?
> Yes that will currently give the best results on a worldwide basis, but 
> you will have no accents on characters at all.
> It won't take long to make the current transliteration support available 
> to --latin1, but the code needs a bit of re-arrangement to make it possible.
I'll leave the code-page to Latin1 then, assuming that Latin1 is 
supported my most GPS devices.

>> What's the best thing we can say to (impatient) map users that want
>> readable names in maps in your opinion? Wait for improved support in
>> Mkgmap or is adding transliterated names in the OSM data an option?
> If someone wants to go beyond what is currently possible and 
> transliterate based on attempting to detect country/language then
> it might be a good idea to pre-process (although if you are going to do 
> that I would just change name, rather than adding an extra tag).
> If something really good comes from I won't mind adding it into mkgmap 
> if it is appropriate.
Ok, I've sent this forward to the forum and we'll see what comes out of 
this :)


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