Overlay on foreign languages

Asked by DansLeRuSH on 2016-11-03

Hi everybody,

I just came back from honeymoon in Japan and, often during our travel, the GPS/GMap on my wife's phone (Android) was a problem. Very good point for you, uNav on my Meizu Pro 5 was far more precise and useful ;))

But, I don't know yet if it's a question or a suggestion, I was also often blocked by the language and the name of places : I don't blame japanese people for updating OSM in kanjis/hiraganas/katakanas but it's unreadable for those who only understand latin alphabet ;)

Is there a solution or an overlay to change the language/names of places in OSM/uNav ?

Thank you in advance ! :)

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DansLeRuSH
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2016-11-06
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2016-11-06
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2016-11-04
costales (costales) said : #1

Hi DansLeRuSH,
Thanks for your feedback!
The search should find any name, for example, looking for Tokio (in
Spanish):
https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search.php?q=tokio&polygon=1&viewbox=
it appears.

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DansLeRuSH (danslerush) said : #2

Hi Marco,

You're right ... but for Tokyo (or Tokio) and main places. But I've done "smallest" towns like Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima or Osaka. Sometimes the search found me the place but when that wasn't the case, the fact that the map is in Japanese wont let me find the place on it.

And it's for me the main blocking point, one can hardly see or locate on the map when it has not translated names (in understandable alphabet nevertheless). To be honest, I looked the places and the names on GMap and after I tried to find the places on uNav ... which is not very convenient ;)

Best regards,
Franck

costales (costales) said : #3

I my knowledge, that is the database in OSM, when you set one or serveral
name for a town, city, etc.
I can't do anything about that (if it's that).
A hug :)

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DansLeRuSH (danslerush) said : #4

Yes, that's pretty the "problem" ;)

OK, I just wanted to know ... thank you very much for your time, and hug too (sometimes I can be so obsequious ;'))