berestovskyy wrote:... IMO it's better to create new more comprehensive check with a list of allowed lowercase words (to, a, the, de, la, etc) and report any other lowercase word no matter its position in the street name.
"De La Vina St" → pass.
"Norte de La Vina St" → pass.
"E del Paso Blvd" → error.
"Van de Vanter Ave" → pass.
"W de Vanter Ave" → error.
"S De la Cruz Blvd" → error.
"N Via de las Cruces Hwy" → error.
I agree that a better check would be to list allowed words and report any other lowercase word anywhere in the name.
Unless I missed something, we never agreed that all
street names should start with a capital letter; if one is signed as starting with a lowercase letter, it should be as such in Waze. We just couldn't find an example where this was actually true. But if a city does sign "E del Paso Blvd" as such, there's no reason not
to include it in Waze as such.
I do think it's a good idea to come up with a list of allowed lowercase words which can be used for all-caps signs and for validator: "to", "of", "the", "de", "el", "la", "las", "del", and whatever else we can think of that fits. Basic title case stuff, like "Avenue of the Americas" and "Via de las Cruces".