While working through some edits in Indonesia I noticed object with the key “nama”. A quick search revealed that this in Indonesian for “name” and the objects can very likely be modified to use the standard English. I wondered, how common is this? Is it easy enough to track down?
As a test run I picked 4 tags: name, building, source, type. These show up in TagInfo in abundance and I’m sure there are lots of other good candidates.
Next step is to get usable translations. It turns out Google Sheets has a GOOGLETRANSLATE function that takes a word and will return translations into various languages. I pulled in the two letter language code list and built my sheet. After eliminating all languages that Google Translate didn’t support and all languages with non Latin characters I was left with ~80 languages to check.
Clicking through a few of these in TagInfo reveals some more likely candidates for cleanup.