Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#7729 closed enhancement (worksforme)

TagChecker validator - abbreviated street name - option to translate this

Reported by: rtafav Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: i18n, language, internationalization, TagChecker Cc:


While translating JOSM on Launchpad I saw this in developer's notes to translators:

way : W : highway == * && name == /.* (Ave|Blvd|Cct|Cir|Cl|Cr|Crct|Cres|Crt|Ct|Dr|Drv|Esp|Espl|Hwy|Ln|Mw|Mwy|Pl|Rd|Qy|Qys|Sq|St|Str|Ter|Tce|Tr|Wy)\.?$/i

It would be good if we could translate that (and other expressions) to other languages on Launchpad (or other place/other way in JOSM). We can find a lot of them in

Unfortunately I don't know if this feature is still used in JOSM. I don't find it in JOSM preferences.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by simon04

I guess, it is easier to add abbreviations of other languages, for:

  • this would require a re-design of the TagChecker (it currently uses only the corresponding config file)
  • validation is independent of the language (I mostly edit Austria and use JOSM in English)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Don-vip

I agree with Simon, I mostly edit in France and use JOSM in English too :)

This wiki page is great material, I think we can use it to implement all other languages listed there and mark them as "implemented in JOSM" or something.

We could even imagine a quick fix replacing the abbreviation by the complete word ?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by aceman

I'd suggest fixing the default situation first. JOSM in language X should contain abbreviations for language X (having english abbreviations too is a possibility too).
If then we want in JOSM language X allow the user to add his own abbreviations or choose preset strings for language Y, that would be a bonus, but probably much harder.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by stoecker

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Translations don't have to modify the way the software works.

Adding new checks is (or should be) possible with the new MapCSS based validator engine.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Don-vip

Resolution: fixedworksforme

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