I have set up my own tile server following the Manually building a tile server (14.04) tutorial:

Now i have the problem that the names are localized. Names in Spain are Spanish, in Russia Russian and so on. I want all labels in English. I understand that there are tags that i can assign to use English names. But where can I use these tags.

I've tried to use a custom lua script, but i think this is the wrong approach.

I am in a real struggle to find tutorials for this task.


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Use the tag 'name:en'. If there is no 'name:en', use 'name' on its own. In general, localised tags are like ordinary tags with a suffix made from a colon and the two-letter ISO 639-1 language code.

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