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Wrong russian translations for Kyiv, Ukraine  XML
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Maxpain177



Joined: 24/02/2023 12:59:08
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Somebody added wrong russian translations for Kyiv, Ukraine: "Киеву" and "Киевом". Please delete them.

https://www.geonames.org/703448/kyiv.html
marc



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I don't speak Russian. They look like cases for Russian declension.
I find 'Почему город Киев называется Киевом?' searching for Киевом.
(="Why is the city of Kyiv called Kyiv?")


In a way it could be useful to have information about cases of geographical names included somewhere. Using flags or even rules?

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Marc

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Maxpain177



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Hi Marc.

Yes, they are declension cases.
The problem is that I use alternateNamesV2.zip from premium subscription data in my scripts and there is no way to figure out which one has common case.
marc



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for the time being I have marked the nominativ case as 'preferred'. This should solve your immediate issue.
However, we need to either come up with a better solution and flag/mark cases and declension properly or remove them altogether.

any ideas?

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