[Loadstone] What's wrong with my data?

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Mon Mar 10 06:28:36 GMT 2008


Well, yes these are unusual characters, they're not supposed to be there. I 
think notepad can be told not to do this.
The names can be 75 characters long. If they're longer than that then you'll 
have problems, loadstone doesn't do any trimming of long lines.

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, Petr Řehák wrote:

> Hi,
>
> yes, I even tried to delete them myself, but they are not any unusual
> characters, this is just a signature saying that this is a UTF-8 file, this
> signature is prepended by NotePad, for example, when selecting UTF-8 as the
> output encoding. I tried to use the reprocessor and noticed removal of those
> characters, so I rewrote my file writing routines so that they do not begin
> a text file with this signature and still write in UTF-8. I then performed
> import and LS said during it that the file might have been corrupted and
> aborted import on line 342. However, it might be because this line has a
> description which is too long (longer than 75 characters). But otherwise it
> seems to work OK this way.
> Anyway, if the description is longer than 75 characters, does LS normally
> abort importing with this message or does it truncate those long lines?
>
> Regards,
> Petr Rehak
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Cearbhall O
> Meadhra
> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:53 PM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] What's wrong with my data?
>
> 	Dear Petr,
>
> I had a quick look at your file and I see that you have three unusual
> characters at the beginning of the file before the word "Table". These will
> prevent the file from loading correctly.
>
> The ASCII values of the three characters are:
> Char - 239, char - 187, char-191
>
>
> All the best,
>
>
> Cearbhall
>
> "Good design enables - Bad design disables"
>
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>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Petr Rehák
> Sent: 09 March 2008 20:49
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: [Loadstone] What's wrong with my data?
>
> Hi all,
>
> as I said, I have been working on my offline POI2LS converter. It is still
> not usable for common usage, but it is able to convert just my data. You can
> see the result in the ZIP file attached to this message. However, this file
> cannot be successfully imported into LS. When I try importing it, LS always
> says "compacting database" and then "0 records imported". What might be
> wrong with the data? If anyone is willing to look at the file and write some
> feedback, I will be very happy.
>
> Regards,
>
> Petr Řehák
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