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[mkgmap-dev] Encoding problems

From Rich richlv at nakts.net on Mon Mar 7 09:21:36 GMT 2011

On 03/07/11 11:08, Steve Ratcliffe wrote:
> HI
>> is this something that can be worked around using different options or not ?
>> which is the latest version that such characters are expected to work ?
> I expect the latest version to work, but if it doesn't...
>>>      Is this related to the fact that sort/cp1257.txt is not provided yet?
>>>      I'm NOT using --index option yet but using --lower-case and
>>> --charset=windows-1257.
> I would try --code-page=1257 instead of --charset

so what is the difference between the two in the case of mkgmap ? :)

--help=options not-too-helpfully says about "--code-page" :

"TODO: explain what this does, and why one would or would not want to do 

> A quick check seems to show that --code-page still works, but if it
> doesn't then since it fails with qlandkartegt and that is open-source
> we should be able to work out what is going wrong.
> I would not expect that the lack of a sort/cp1257.txt file would
> affect anything that worked before, since there has never been any
> special support for sorting names written with 1257 characters.
> ..Steve

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