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Regarding use of "Saint" and "St."

I have started a discussion on the talk-ph list regarding the use of "Saint" or "St." in Philippine place names, but this has not been pointed out in the Philippines/Mapping conventions page. While it is clear that "San/Santa/Santo" should be used over "Sn./Sta./Sto.", the case about "Saint" and "St." is not clear-cut on the conventions by WikiProject Philippines. Is choosing "Saint" over "St." should be based on a case-by-case basis, or if the sign uses "St", then use it on the name for the map? This is something the Philippines mapping community has not been aware of. TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 17:20, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Whenever there's a lack or absence of concordance in any local convention, I revert to to the global wiki pages. In this case, Invalid Abbreviation Expansion. (Notice the use of "St", without the full stop. Feel free to discuss this further in the mailing list, or the OSMph Slack channel.
I am in the middle of re-writing new sections of the OSMph mapping conventions on Gitbook. Would you be interested in collaborating? I personally feel that the current page has become unwieldy, and some tags already deprecated, but prefer to write in Markdown. GOwin (talk) 02:59, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I started a new discussion on the talk-ph mailing list, but have not seen any reply. And why not reply regarding that matter? It has been discussed on the OSM help, and yes, we should not expand abbreviations when it will make the name wrong. Looks like that would apply to the name of Dr. A Santos Avenue, or Sucat Road, where expanding "Dr." will make the name unsensible. But I don't know whether it is acceptable to expand "Gen.", "Sgt.", "Fr.", etc.-TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 08:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC)