Translations of city names

Frédéric Grosshans frederic.grosshans at
Thu Mar 2 10:22:57 CST 2017

It looks like the community having the expertise to answer such question 
is the GIS (Geography Information Systems) community, more than the 
Unicode community. Have you tried asking a question on ?


Le 01/03/2017 à 21:56, Jean Aurambault a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm looking for (lightweight) libraries to translate city names, 
> potentially country as well (but I know that's available in CLDR/ICU 
> in some ways). Ideally it wouldn't need a database but rely on static 
> assets.
> I'm wondering if there is any standard that defines a universal city 
> id (similar to country codes).
> Wikipedia has lots of information on exonyms in different languages.
> I also found thing like that seems to have a 
> complete dataset with translations in many language but the relevant 
> data would need to be extracted.
> Right now we use a old version of Maxmind library to get geolocated 
> data that has no translation. Looks like new version have some 
> translation but not enough language supported
> Any recommandation?
> Best,
> Jean

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