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lledieu



Joined: 11/04/2019 20:12:11
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Good evening,

I'm trying to understand how alternate name works regarding with this two ID for Péruwelz :
http://www.geonames.org/2789162
http://www.geonames.org/2789163

Result ID 2789162, using the searchJSON API with fr language, I get :
"toponymName":"Péruwelz"
"adminName4":"Peruwelz"
"name":"Péruwelz"

I was worried not to get the same spelling for name and adminName4. As I can understand, the problem comes from ID 2789163, so I have deleted the fr alternate name on this ID and I have to wait for the API update.

On the ID 2789163, someone has defined an alternate name with an empty lang (this case is not documented in https://www.geonames.org/manual.html). Is it a way to enable to get result with different spelling without any impact on translation ?

Moreover, this alternate name is equal to the name so that I thing it should be changed without accent in alternate name or deleted if useless.

N.B.: Spelling "Péruwelz" is confirmed on this page : http://www.peruwelz.be/

Best regards,
 
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