Currently the map at https://maps.wikimedia.org shows location names in the language of the location.
This is problematic for several reasons.
- Most importantly, most people want to see the location name in their own language. If a translation is not available, then it should be a reasonable fallback. If, for example, a name of a city in China is not translated to Hebrew, I would prefer to see it in English and not in Chinese; seeing Chinese alone is useless to me, unfortunately, although seeing a Chinese name beside a name in Hebrew or English could be nice.
- Furthermore, some locations have people speaking different languages, and attaching a name in only one language is POV. For example, the name of the city of Tetovo in Macedonia is shown in the Cyrillic alphabet (i.e. Macedonian language), even though many of this city's residents speak Albanian, which is written in the Latin script.