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Old April 28th, 2013, 11:40 AM   #181
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What is the longest distance signed in Sweden?
Could be that one on your photo, but Sundsvall-Haparanda is further; 647km. Haparanda is signposted in Sundsvall but I'm not sure they show the distance. Maybe someone else knows more ?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #182
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It's also one of the few areas in Germany with substantial population growth. It is also one of the most affluent areas of Germany. I definitely wouldn't mind living there.
Munich is great! It has everything. It's only a 90 minute drive, so I go there quite often. And after a day in the city, it's great to be in back in my peaceful mountains again. And where I live is REALLY central to everything, with both Switzerland, Germany and Italy on the doorstep.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #183
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I know Scandinavians think they live on an island, but they really don't have to show that on road signs.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #184
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I know Scandinavians think they live on an island, but they really don't have to show that on road signs.
Indeed.

And unlike Gothenburg, Frederikshavn actually is on an island. You don't reach the continent until in Aalborg.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #185
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I didn't know that was an island.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #186
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I didn't know that was an island.
People usually view it as a part of Jutland. But in fact, Limfjorden cuts all the way through Jutland, making Vendsyssel an island on it's own.
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Sorry. It was bad post.

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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #188
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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #189
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I wish people actually read the title. Maybe it should be slightly changed into "Road signs showing cities in NON-neighbouring (foreign) countries". (with capitalized "NON" and omitted "foreign")
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Old August 29th, 2013, 05:23 AM   #190
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This is from Greece, on motorway A1 northbound.

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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #191
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This is from Greece, on motorway A1 northbound.

This sign rules
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Old August 29th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #192
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Strange they didn' t wrote "Beligradi" instead of "Beograd".
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Who needs "Beligradi" in Latin? Would also be better to write "Skopje" (and "Скопје").
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Who needs "Beligradi" in Latin? Would also be better to write "Skopje" (and "Скопје").
Yet one problem in Greek signing...

It seems there is a general problem with the correct use of Σκόπια-Skopje. On the A2/A27 interchange, when you are on the A2/eastbound the first ADS says Skopja, the second Skopia and the third again Skopja. 3/3 wrong!

I have also seen Βουλγαρία-Voulgaria in one case!

(PS. No political comments on this post please; it is a general problem due to that Greek signing is carried out by idiots).
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Yet one problem in Greek signing...

It seems there is a general problem with the correct use of Σκόπια-Skopje. On the A2/A27 interchange, when you are on the A2/eastbound the first ADS says Skopja, the second Skopia and the third again Skopja. 3/3 wrong!

I have also seen Βουλγαρία-Voulgaria in one case!

(PS. No political comments on this post please; it is a general problem due to that Greek signing is carried out by idiots).
The foreign cities should not be written in greek alphabet just like on Serbian signs

Serbian destinations are written both in cyrilic and latin alphabet while non-serbian are written in latin alphabet. Therefore Budapest is just Budapest
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I honestly think that it is the most useful information for drivers
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Old August 30th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #197
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The foreign cities should not be written in greek alphabet just like on Serbian signs

Serbian destinations are written both in cyrilic and latin alphabet while non-serbian are written in latin alphabet. Therefore Budapest is just Budapest
It's their script. That's how they communicate. Helsinki is signposted in St Petersburg. Are you saying that they're not supposed to use their script in their own country?
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Anyway, the problem with Greek signs in this case is not the Greek alphabet, but the transliterations into the Roman alphabet using the Greek words or whatever silly comes into their minds (e.g. Skopia/Skopja, Voulgaria).
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It's their script. That's how they communicate. Helsinki is signposted in St Petersburg. Are you saying that they're not supposed to use their script in their own country?

What do you find better on overhead signs in countries outside Austria: Wien, Bécs, Beč, Viedeň, Vídeň or Vienna?

I find Wien as the best solution. Hungarian Bécs-Wien is also acceptable. But only Bécs would not be very useful.

Besides greek alphabet script Greece uses latin alphabet on overhead signs as well. There is no point in noting foreign destinations in greek script.
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I state the same opinion that in another case.

If there is one official language with non Latin characters it is normal to have cities in signs with the local language. But if foreign cities (and in most used motorways local cities too) a translation would be useful.

If that translation is just a change of characters from Non-Latin to Latin ones... they would be usefulless. In a great deal of cases no foreing driver would understand them.


This is... what I expect is that if I drive in a country with an official language without Latin characters that would make me hard to understand them and I see a city written there, translation of a foreing city should have to be the official name in their language, not a translation character-to-character.

A local driver would have enough with the sign in his language. The additional language must be to help other drivers. If it doesn't help, would have nonsense.


Furthermore, conversely would be useful too (seeing near Serbia, Greece, Morocco, Russia, etc...) a sign in their language.


Edit: it is just a character but in these cases where two names are written (not only with languages without Latin characters but any case) it would be quite interesting to see both names with a hyphen or that stuff. Anything that would make you understanding that it is the same city in two languages
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