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[mkgmap-dev] Highway:symbols box - clip letters

From Felix Hartmann extremecarver at googlemail.com on Mon Oct 12 18:23:48 BST 2009

charlie at cferrero.net wrote:
> Quoting Felix Hartmann <extremecarver at googlemail.com>:
>> Just to add to my previous "bug" report, ref should be clipped to have
>> only ONE letter preceding the number, otherwise it is dropped for
>> highway:symbol boxes. (at least neither displayed in Mapsource nor on my
>> Vista HCx). Also letters following numbers have to be kept to one letter
>> only.
>> Good: L999A
>> Good: L999
>> Good: 999A
>> Good: 99
>> Good:0
>> (actually it would be great if there were a possibility to drop "ref=0"
>> - never seen it in reality, but often placed in map data for streets
>> without reference at all)
>> Incorrect: EV6 --> should be clipped to E6 (better than not displaying
>> it at all I think)
>> Incorrect: 6EV --> should be clipped to 6E
>> Incorrect:EV6EV --> should be clipped to E6E
>> (this ads to the bug that the ref must be put before the name of the
>> street, which is really lousy for the address search).
>> Good Night,
>> Felix
> France has a lot of roads named (for example) D32E5, or D13E7.  How  
> are these being treated at the moment?
I don't know. You could try it out...

I just noticed that :box and :hbox are strict about the content. The 
above "incorrect" examples DO work however for :oval. So now I have to 
rethink how to structure it as long as we have no clipping.

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