[Loadstone] Editing of exported points

Miranda miranda.ter.hofstede at orange.nl
Sat Sep 15 18:12:26 BST 2007


Hi Hasan,

Perhaps I'm missing something, but I always edit my exported databases in 
Windows Notepad and this goes fine. Notepad can save files in UTF-8 format 
without any trouble.

Kind regards,
Miranda

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hasan Karahasan" <karahasan at onlinehome.de>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Editing of exported points


> Hello Dana,
>
>> points successfully on my computer. How can I edit these points (change
>> the
>> names for example)? In witch program must I open the file?
>
> I use the PSPad editor www.pspad.com. Windows Notepad (Editor) does not 
> work
> here due to utf8 issues. I am not sure about wordpad.
>
>> What do I do with the german special characters in the names of the
>> points?
> Nothing! You use them, or you delete them if you want to get rid of them. 
> If
> you need the umlauts just use them in usual manner.
>
>> And another question: if I have some points in one database and some in
>> another database, can I mix them together in a - for example - third
>> database?
>
> Normally you cannot do so at least in the exported text format. Each data
> record needs an unique record number as identifier. When you use data you
> have entered on your fone, this may work. When you use external data - 
> like
> my world map for example - this will not work because several data records
> might have the same identifier.
>
> Therefore I use an intermediate format name;lat;lon to create my 
> databases.
> When I am ready with manual editing, I convert this to loadstone's import
> format. That magic identifier is created during this process. I made a 
> hand
> full perl code to do these things effectively.
>
> If you did not understand this, don't worry. Hacking loadstone data needs
> currently more or less programmers' knowledge and not simple users' level.
>
> Maybe we can simplify these things one day.
>
> Hasan
>
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