On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM, Peter Körner <osm-lists@mazdermind.de> wrote:
Hello OSM folks

For the integration of osm into the wikipedia there will be localized
maps in all languages that have their own wikipedia. The problem is,
that a lot of countries are not translated yet.

To get an overview over the status and make translating those countries
more easy, I created a tool that can be found at


I'd like to encourage everyone to spend some time making translated maps
better. Comments welcome!


For the OSM translations, do we really want separate name:arz tags (Egyptian Arabic), when the country names are the same as standard Arabic?  Having a separate Wikipedia for Egyptian was controversial in the first place, and many don't really consider it a separate language but rather consider it a dialect.

In the postgres db views, can we map the Arabic (ar) names to arz?

There may be other situations like this, where separate tags in OSM might not be needed.



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