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I hate to be that guy, but you said in another post, that you like to have your city names printed in the local language.



"Sankt Peterberg" is probably "Sankt Petersburg"?

"Naples" should then be named "Napoli"

I have no idea about "Constantinople", but it is the English name. Checking out Wikipedia:
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Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις, Κωνσταντινούπολη – Konstantinoúpolis, Konstantinoúpoli; Latin: Constantinopolis; Armenian: Կոստանդնուպոլիս, Kostandnupolis; Ottoman Turkish: قسطنطینیه, Kostantiniyye; and modern Turkish: İstanbul)


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Since the represented country is Ottoman Empire, Istanbul would be a mistake. قسطنطینیه would be correct but since the city up to 19th century was an international city in many aspects, Constantinople is fine.
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I can confirm Madrid is well written
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Sankt Peterburg and Moskva.
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The choice of Constantinople / Istanbul seems complicated and AFAICS will depend to an extent on the time period covered by the game: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Istanbul

As an aside from the serious conversation (but the main reason I bothered posting): http://www.lyricsdepot.com/they-might-be-giants/istanbul-not...
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There is also a mistake in one of the companies from the stretcht goals. Lisboa is in Portugal not in Spain.
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duartec wrote:
There is also a mistake in one of the companies from the stretcht goals. Lisboa is in Portugal not in Spain.


Duarte,

That is a brutal mistake on my part - thank you for pointing it out before the campaign ended! I've fixed it on the story page, and will be sure it is correct in the components and documentation.

Ron,

As for Sankt Peterburg and Napoli, I've long since repaired those mistakes (they were pointed out in the thread attached to the red zone image in the images section). I didn't want to drive BGG admins nuts with such a trivial image update, so never posted another one. I'm not even sure I can change the image...



As for Constantinople, since the region represented is the Ottoman Empire, we're sticking with it as is. Ed agonized over it for quite a while, and I'm quite happy to defer to his judgment

Igor,

I have Moscow spelled "Moscva", as we're going with transliterations of the Cyrillic for the Russian text. Is that not correct?

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Mark,

there's no way to change an image on BGG - you can only upload a new one (although you could delete the old one).

And regarding Moscow, I'd follow Igor's spelling of "Moskva" as he displays a Russian flag and should know best.

And thanks for listening to fanboys like me meeple
 
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Ganraeln wrote:
I have Moscow spelled "Moscva", as we're going with transliterations of the Cyrillic for the Russian text. Is that not correct?


I think that Moskva is better and closer to original russian word:


Moscow. Yaroslavsky station. - "sk" is usual in russian names (Berezovsky, Skolkovo).
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Pard wrote:
Ganraeln wrote:
I have Moscow spelled "Moscva", as we're going with transliterations of the Cyrillic for the Russian text. Is that not correct?


I think that Moskva is better and closer to original russian word:


Moscow. Yaroslavsky station. - "sk" is usual in russian names (Berezovsky, Skolkovo).

The explanation is quite simple:

"MOCKBA" is written in cyrillic letters (which in this case all look like any of our usual letters, but some have a different meaning).
"MOCKBA" means the same as "Moskva", since the cyrillic "C" is a "S" and the cyrillic "B" is a "V".
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Pard wrote:
Ganraeln wrote:
I have Moscow spelled "Moscva", as we're going with transliterations of the Cyrillic for the Russian text. Is that not correct?


I think that Moskva is better and closer to original russian word:

Moscow. Yaroslavsky station. - "sk" is usual in russian names (Berezovsky, Skolkovo).


Roger that. I'll pass this along to Ed.

Thanks!

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