[Loadstone] Special characters rejected by POI2LoadStone converter

Przemysław Rogalski Rogalski at o2.pl
Tue Mar 4 21:45:40 GMT 2008


Oh, please, make the POI converter accept punctuation marks, at least comas.
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  Od: Rob Melchers 
  Do: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com 
  Wysłano: 4 marca 2008 22:08
  Temat: Re: [Loadstone] Special characters rejected by POI2LoadStone converter


  The POI converter can't handle comma's in the name field, it was built to handle a very simple name format as provided by POI Factory. Either remove all comma's from the name fields or give me some time to make a special entry to handle this problem.

  Rob

  At 3/4/2008, you wrote:

    Hi,

    my text strings are always enclosed in double quotes, here is an example. As
    you can see, there are some foreign characters in texts, but the file is
    also always in UTF-8 before conversion starts:
    12.819387,50.369765,"Abertamy (KV), velká obec"
    14.340893,48.936194,"Adámek (CB), samota"
    18.323563,49.356772,"Adamík (VS), samota"
    18.260832,49.423729,"Adámky (VS), samota"
    16.66343,49.295163,"Adamov, žel. stanice"
    16.654163,49.300793,"Adamov (BK), velká obec"

    When converting, I tried to use this very small file, typed "62315" as my
    user id, selected "ABC Lon,Lat,Name" and "Include header", no luck either,
    the output file has the text after commas removed. Please help.

    Regards,
    Petr Rehak

    -----Original Message-----
    From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
    [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 POI2LoadStone
    converter

    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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