If you still aren’t sure why a particular common name is displayed for you, please add a post including your Language/Locale setting, your preferred place name setting, the taxon, the name you are seeing, and the name you expect to see.
I would expect ‘Japanese mazus’ to be displayed given my language settings and the fact that an English common name has been added to iNaturalist.
As I have encountered this on several species how should an issue like this be addressed? I’m guessing that I should create a flag each time I encounter a naming issue like this for a curator to look at and fix; is that correct?
That’s doing what it is designed to do. The ‘use names from place’ takes priority, so if you choose South Korea for this and a name is set to be used there you will see this. If the Korean name were only entered but not set to be used in place South Korea, then you would see the English name.
Then I guess the question is, how do I get the localized English common names to show up for South Korea? When I remove the ‘South Korea’ place prioritization I also lose all of the localized English common names and the default is non-local English common names.
I thought flagging the taxa would allow a curator to assign a localized English common name (place: South Korea, language: English) (Edit: Or adjust the Korean common name to not be set to place: South Korea to allow both to display depending on the user’s language setting) but your response gives me the impression that’s not possible since it wasn’t addressed at all.
If the site is translated into Korean, which I think it is without going over there to look, there is really no reason why a name needs to be set as use in South Korea. If that were removed then in your case you should then see the English name.
Unless of course there are people who want to do the reverse of you which is run the site in English but see names in Korean…
There’s no official thread, but there are a number of topics going about various aspects of time zone settings. If your question is related to any of those, you can post in there, or if it’s unrelated, you can start a new topic.
This is an issue for multilingual countries. Multiple names from different languages are entered for the same country/region, and the AI seems to not prioritise according to language in such cases.
Perhaps the issue is the AI thinks that the non-English name is equivalent to the English one due to an user using the English language setting creating the non-English name. So the AI thinks the non-English name is part of the English language.