OK. I suspect that they just haven’t been added. If you go to the taxon’s page (eg https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/47850-Quercus-agrifolia), click on Taxonomy, and scroll down, you can see all the names linked to that taxon. And you can add a name if you like.
That’s it! Thank you. I just didn’t notice that was even an option until this topic came up.
It appears to be limited to older computers so just another hint that maybe I really need to replace my ancient desktop. I checked the page on my laptop and at work and it all looked fine with newer operating systems. I’m only seeing the placeholder symbols with Windows 7.
Amazing! thank you!
Thank you for doing all this @Tiwane, It is so useful.
I am a student and recorder of local plant names in Botswana. Ive set my preferences to English (1st), Setswana (2nd) and Kalanga (3rd). There are many names in Setswana ( in American Englsh, Tswana) and less in Kalanga. I often get only two names. Englsih and one African language, but I dont know if the African name is Setswana or Kalanga. Whatever it is it comes second. It may help if there is a letter (T) or (K) after the name, to show which language it is.
Is there any hope or possibility of sometime in the future, as processing power increases that we could select 4 or 5 languages or even more for a name. It appears to me that youth in my corner of the world, having become urbanised have very little knowledge of plant names. The knowledge is dying as the elderly pass on. Inat is a wonderful tool for preserving and passing on this knowledge, together with great pictures, It would be wonderful if more names were available at the top of a page rather than buried within the taxonomy page,
Thanks so much again and again,
Probably not, but I think we should show the name’s lexicon (and place) on mouseover. Something we’ve discussed as a next step.
I guess it’s possible, but it would also just make the interface so much more cluttered and difficult to deal with. You can always look at the taxon page or change your preferences to see different names.
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It works for me. You just need to have a font installed on your system that includes those characters. In this case the characters that aren’t displaying are the lowercase Cherokee characters. There are very few fonts that currently include the lowercase Cherokee characters, but some that do are Everson Mono and Galvji (which comes preinstalled on MacOS Catalina and later).
I thought of a use case for this beyond learning local names. If you already know a local name, it is also a shortcut to seeing whether that name has been added (the 6-letter flora codes already discussed are a good example); this way, you can add names as needed without having to check every taxon page.