[Loadstone] @ vs x

Przemysław Rogalski Rogalski at o2.pl
Thu Oct 29 23:02:43 GMT 2009

I'm not writing this in order to quarrel with someone or to attack someone, but to show some problems.
Namely, sometimes Loadstone seems to be a bit non-international:
Parts of nautical miles are displayed in yards instead of cables (also yards are not used in most countries);
If you set distance unit to nautical, accuracy is displayed in feets, while this unit is not used in most countries;
Decimal fractions of different units are separated by ".", while in some countries fractions are separated by ",", eg. as 1,5 and not 1.5;
You cannot choose language version of interface neither during installation, nor after installation.
You cannot change text language (keyboard language) while writing point names, from Loadstone directly;
in Nokia Maps it is however possible.
----- Wiadomość oryginalna ----- 
Od: "Lex" <lex at progger.ru>
Do: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Wysłano: 29 października 2009 15:45
Temat: Re: [Loadstone] @ vs x

> Hi,
> 29.10.2009 14:53, Shawn Kirkpatrick ĐżĐ¸ŃˆĐľŃ‚:
>> The @ character could be replaced with the correct word for the 
>> language in use (and would be the best fit for english). The x 
>> couldn't be replaced since it's a valid character in point names. The 
>> @ character is unlikely to show up in a point name. If it did for some 
>> reason then it could be handled on a case by case basis.
>> Regardless of any of this, the point share and the osm converters are 
>> inconsistant. This situation should be fixed, it's at least one thing 
>> that should be easy to fix.
> I will change X to @ in the python tools as fast as loadstone will be 
> able to handle it for my language. Until that, changing "X" to "@" seems 
> unreasonable since it will be not usable for non-English users.
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