[Loadstone] Special characters rejected by POI2LoadStoneconverter

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Tue Mar 4 21:40:15 GMT 2008


I would add a comma if the point name ends with a number, because Talks
reads the number + thousend with the Metric distance. 

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[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:47 PM
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Special characters rejected by
POI2LoadStoneconverter

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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