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[mkgmap-dev] Is there a possibility to display highway symbols without putting the reference into the name?

From Mark Burton markb at ordern.com on Sun Oct 11 14:05:44 BST 2009

Hi Felix,

> Is there currently a possibility with mkgmap to display highway symbols 
> without adding them to the name?
> The following format:
> highway=motorway {name '${ref|highway-symbol:hbox} ${name}'  }
> causes problems with searching streets, if you know the streetname but 
> not the ref and want to search for an adress.
> Trying to get the reference out of the name while still displaying the 
> highway-symbol boxes I did not find out a way how to do this.
> (also changing to the following format is not working properly (but I 
> would prefer to drop it from the name completely): {name '${name} 
> ${ref|highway-symbol:hbox}' }

As it works now, I don't think you can achieve what you want. IMHO,
it's fundamentally broken in that the name/ref/highway shield info is
all munged together far too early. It needs rewriting to keep them
separate as long as possible.



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