Opened 4 years ago
when searching for Russian street names, transposition of the word "street" and the distinctive name should be allowed
|Reported by:||imz||Owned by:||geocoding@…|
|Keywords:||search, names, Russian||Cc:|
For example, I searched for "улица Зоологическая" ("street Zoological") at osm.org, but couldn't find anything in Moscow.
For most Russian street names, it's the most natural word order. (And hence, more preferred by some people when entering a formalized search query.)
But this street's name sounds better as "Зоологическая улица" ("Zoological street"), which indeed can be found: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?minlon=37.5783157348633&minlat=55.7643699645996&maxlon=37.5794830322266&maxlat=55.7651596069336 .
But it's true for many kinds of addresses: that both word orders would be admissible (улица, проезд, площадь, etc.)
So, it would be convenient if such a transposition would automatically cound as equivalent to an existing name in the search engine.