I have submitted an enhancement request recently to Rootsmagic for the software to provide user define text to insert in reports where Place or Name is blank.
I certainly agree that what you are proposing or something similar is needed. I think the more general need is a way to separate the way data is stored from the way data is displayed. There is another thread right now with the same basic problem where a FamilySearch user is using Portuguese and where dates coming in to RM from FamilySearch are therefore are in Portuguese and are not recognized by RM.
I think there should be a good quality standard for storage and interchange of dates (probably all numeric). The storage and interchange standard should be robust enough to handle "between dates" and Julian/Gregorian dates and Quaker dates and quarter dates and year dates, and many more. ("First quarter 1915" is no more 15 Feb 1915" than "1915" is "1 Jul 1915".) Then, all the genealogy Websites and software could support date templates that could display dates by using the Portuguese month names or the Italian month names or what ever is require, and in accord with any other needed language or cultural customization such as the punctuation, the ordering of the month and day and year with respect to each other, etc.
Similarly, there could be a robust standard for storage and interchange of Place and Name, with Place using numeric codes to get around the language problem. Then, there could be Place templates and Name templates to control the display of blanks and languages and whether to use the word "county" and all those kinds of things. But this "robust" place standard would have to quit being so America-centric and deal with the way political subdivisions work in Germany or China or wherever. And even for American places, this "robust" standard would have to deal rationally with township names vs. town names and cities that span multiple counties and districts and cemetery names and hospital names and changes of names and boundaries over time and GPS and probably a lot of other things that I'm not even thinking of.
Nothing even remotely like this is going to happen, but one can dream.