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Christer Janson

Joined: 12/08/2009 22:17:34
Messages: 1

I have noticed in (that's using your database) that the geographical naming convention for Sweden is inconsequent.


- "Hässelby strand" (correct) and "Hässelby Strand" (incorrect)
- "Hässelby Villastad" should be "Hässelby villastad"
- "Hässelby gård" (correct!)

- "Gagnefs Kommun" should be "Gagnefs kommun"
- "Gagnef" (a place) should be "Gagnefs kyrkby"

Pls feel free to get back to me for a further explanation if req'd!

Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
Messages: 4104


If I understand you correctly then the names should be written with lowercase in Swedish and uppercase in English/Internationalname?

For the main name we use international names and for local and other names there is a tab called 'alternate names'. Please feel free to add Swedish names for the places: will then use the correct name from the alternate names.



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