Translations of city names
mheijdra at princeton.edu
Thu Mar 2 10:29:17 CST 2017
Libraries in the US are required to follow the BGN: https://geonames.usgs.gov/.
From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] On Behalf Of Frédéric Grosshans
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 11:23 AM
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Subject: Re: Translations of city names
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 http://gis.stackexchange.com/ ?
Le 01/03/2017 à 21:56, Jean Aurambault a écrit :
> 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
> 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 http://www.geonames.org/ 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?
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