[Loadstone] @ vs x

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Thu Oct 29 23:57:35 GMT 2009

The nautical problem has been solved. Unites below 1 nautical mile will be 
represented by cables. Units below 1 cable will be represented by fathoms 
(the unit below cables).
I'm not sure what to do about the accuracy display, display in fathoms? Not 
very accurate but maybe consistant.
The decimal separator is a problem, for loadstone to output propperly to 
database and checkpoint files we need the "." to be the seperator. For 
output it would be nice to use the seperator of the language in use. This 
could be a tricky problem to solve correctly.
Selecting the language at runtime is on the todo list but it's not a high 
I have no idea how to change the input language to be different from the 
output language. I've never seen example code of how this is done. If 
someone can provide some code to do this then I'll look at putting it in but 
this is a very low priority.

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Przemysław Rogalski wrote:

> Hi,
> 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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