Name standards

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Re: Name standards

Postby CreekOfJohn » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 am

One of the rules of Waze maps is that it should represent the names that the drivers can see when driving locally.

So, the primary name for the city and the street should be whatever is on the local street signs and traffic signs. Alternative names should contain other names that users are likely to use when searching in the app.
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Re: Name standards

Postby CreekOfJohn » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:11 am

I was hoping for a larger discussion, as we definitely need to agree on some kind of a standard since the current situation is just a mess.

However, I understand that there are really not many active editors in Kosovo. Having looked at the standards in the region and taking into account the Waze best editing practices, I propose the following standard, which takes a practical approach:

1. In areas of Kosovo with Serbian majority, use Serbian-latin names, similar to other places in Serbia (see Beograd, Novi Sad, etc.)

2. In areas of Kosovo with Albanian majority, use Albanian-latin names. This would match what the driver sees on street signs.

Of course, I am always open to and would welcome additional discussion, as the standard could evolve over time. Cheers!
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Name standards

Postby drenu » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 am

Hi,

So as you all know Kosovo is a little bit sensitive on too many levels. We have to make a standard of names.
Since there is tension on all parts I want to recommend something and you can all add your own opinion and maybe we can vote in the end or just decide.

Proposition:
90% are Albanians, 10% other nationalities. This means only 5% know Cyrillic. So I would recommend as the first step: Street and City names not to be Cyrillic. For whatever reason you might think, I am proposing this because almost nobody can read and write Cyrillic in Kosovo!

Since Albanian, Serbian and English are official languages in Kosovo we can choose 2 things:
1. We can write the city names in English everywhere. 2. Or we can write them depending on the majority of the population living in the areas.

Street names should be written based on this GIS portal: http://geoportal.rks-gov.net/search and from checking the street names live on the plates where you see them.

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Re: Name standards

Postby drenu » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 pm

OK. That's good since there are no names in Cyrillic, only Latin...
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