[Loadstone] Special characters rejected by POI2LoadStone converter

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Tue Mar 4 14:46:51 GMT 2008

This is a limitation of the poi converter, loadstone itself doesn't care 
what characters are in a point name. The only thing I wouldn't put in a 
point name is a quote " but even that should be handled correctly. It's 
probably best to keep punctuation to a minimum in point names anyway. This 
makes searching a bit easier and probably cuts down on extra characters 
being spoken depending on punctuation mode.

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Rob Melchers wrote:

> Hi,
> These characters are deleted by the POI converter:
> questionmark ?
> less than <
> Greater than >
> left bracket [
> right bracket ]
> apostrophy '
> Rob
> At 3/3/2008, you wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> could anyone (perhaps developers) specify all characters that are rejected
>> by the online POI2LoadStone converter? I tried to convert my POIs 
>> containing
>> a comma and the text following the comma including it was always stripped
>> off POI names. Some time ago, I was told that a greater than sign cannot be
>> used, so what else? I am making a script for preparing POIs into a CSV file
>> from multiple CSV and other files, so what characters should I define as
>> forbidden? Thanks.
>> Regards,
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