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How to know which language is used for Alternatenames in geonams data dump?  XML
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Sam



Joined: 05/03/2008 06:58:28
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In geoname Data Dump we have 4th column for alternate name which is nothing but the synonyms and is in the encoded format.
How will i know which language that data is in ?
How to encode the same?
marc



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you have an iso language code in the table alternate names. Join the two tables over the geonameid.

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Sam



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Thanks for the information.

Can anyone please tell me how to encode the alternate name in database?
marc



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Sam

The GeoNames dump files are all using UTF8 encoding.


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