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[mkgmap-dev] Encoding problems

From Rich richlv at nakts.net on Fri Mar 11 11:41:40 GMT 2011

On 03/09/11 22:58, Johann Gail wrote:
> Am 09.03.2011 16:10, schrieb Rich:
>> On 03/09/11 17:00, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 04:02:38PM +0200, Rich wrote:
>>>> so it might be that the file has properly encoded characters, but the
>>>> device does not properly display them ?
>>> That is a possibility. Do the older Garmins (such as GPSMap 60 and Edge
>>> 605/705) support anything else than the ISO 8859-1 like CP1252? I think
>>> that I saw some hacked Russian firmware somewhere, with some 8-bit
>>> Cyrillic encoding support, I suppose.
>> no idea about older ones, but this specimen is etrex vista hcx
> Do you have a garmin map, which shows the characters as expected? This
> will prove that the device could display the chars at least.

nope, default garmin map was quite a joke.
i submitted a question at garmin techsupport.

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