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Bangkok vs The City of Angels  XML
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jaakl



Joined: 02/01/2014 11:17:28
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I use Java API and get strange "The City of Angels" as capital of Thailand: http://cl.ly/image/33060I0u3m3z

The web browser shows better name "Bangkok": http://www.geonames.org/1609350/bangkok.html . Why Java Toponym.getName() in the Java API ends up with different, and not so good alternative name?
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marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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I have marked '"The City of Angels" as 'colloquial. The browser was returning the main toponym name, whereas the api returns the English name. Both names had the language code 'en' but there was no flag to mark one as more important then the other.

Regards

Marc

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