City of London Entry in GB.zip

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nigel...@gmail.com

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Feb 17, 2021, 3:30:51 PMFeb 17
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Good morning everyone:

In the file http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/alternatenames/GB.zip, there is this entry for "The City":

"13596160 2643744 fr Londres"

There is also this for London:

"1591363 2643743 fr Londres"

The latter one is correct, since it agrees with

"1591344 2643743 en London"

Having two entries for "fr Londres" is rather confusing as software won't know whether to translate "Londres" to "London" or "The City".  Nearly always it should be the former, but in a financial context it could be the latter.

Regards,

-Nigel

Nigel Horne

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Feb 17, 2021, 3:41:06 PMFeb 17
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I worked it out. Use the ispreferredname field. 

-Nigel
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