I holidayed in Kefalonia, Greece recently and am in the process of adding missing data. I note that OpenStreetMap displays place names in Greek in that area. I understand this because the Greek name is alongside the ‘name’ key and the English name is alongside the following ‘name:en’ key, therefore taking priority. I have downloaded Greece from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ to use in Garmin BaseCamp. There, I see those same place names display in English. I wonder how that works and whether there is a facility to view place names in English in OpenStreetMap without overturning a user’s previous work (which I have no intention to do).
One starting point about that topic can be the OSM wiki about http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_internationalization
I thank you for your reply; that helps, certainly. I wonder, do you know how frequently the MapQuest version of OpenStreetMap is updated? I should like to be able to view such a map that shows my recent additions.