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An alternative name in French. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: names
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Status: in use

An alternative name in French language. Note that it is only rarely useful:

  • If object is in France and official names in other languages are not specified, then simply alt_name=* is sufficient
  • If there is only one name in a common use, then name=* or name:fr=* is enough.

This tag can be used when a street, river or any other feature has another common name but there is some other alternative form. Like with alt_name=* it is preferred to use more specific tags like

if that is possible, as these tags provide more info about nature of the name.

See also