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[mkgmap-dev] please test r3942

From Gerd Petermann GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com on Wed May 17 05:53:54 BST 2017

Hi Andrzej,

thanks for testing. The problem with my Oregon is that it doesn't find any of the characters in the expand section.
You are right, it might be an error in the SRT file which is ignored by the PC programs and also by my nüvi.
I've already fixed one error (see http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/websvn/revision.php?repname=mkgmap&rev=3942)
but that did not solve my problem, so I wanted to find out if other devices show the same problem.
I'll also try to reproduce your problem case. I assume you use --latin1 and --x-split-name-index ?


Von: mkgmap-dev <mkgmap-dev-bounces at lists.mkgmap.org.uk> im Auftrag von Andrzej Popowski <popej at poczta.onet.pl>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2017 00:49:37
An: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk
Betreff: Re: [mkgmap-dev] please test r3942

Hi Gerd,

I have compiled map of Poland using r3942, search looks OK in nuvi 1440,
but we don't have characters like 'Æ' or 'ß', so I probably can't test
your problem. I'm downloading data for Europe, will compile and test it

The only glitch I have noticed is in Mapsource. It looks like index
doesn't contain references to last word of street name. For example,
there are streets "Marszałka Ferdynanda Focha" and "Aleja Grunwaldzka".
I can search for "Ferdynanda Focha" but not for "Focha" alone. I can
search for "Grunwaldzka", which exist in another location, but I won't
find "Aleja Grunwaldzka" with that search. This isn't new, the same
behavior show my older maps.

 > It seems that the Oregon 600 with firmware 5.00 doesn't "understand"
 > the GARMIN SRT file.
Maybe there is something wrong with SRT? I have uploaded samples of
original SRT, you can compare with srt from mkgmap:

Garmin uses 2 types of CP1252, I think one of differences is that
"Western European2 Sort" expands 'Æ'.

You can check srt files, that comes with cgpsmapper too, there is file
"sort.img" in cGPSmapper distribution, which contains multiple srt subfiles.

 > The Nüvi2447 seems to work fine with maps created with --latin1 (also
 > with --lower-case) but says that --unicode  maps are broken.

I have never seen that kind of message. I would expect something like
"can't authenticate map", which means that Garmin doesn't want you to
use free Unicode maps in this device. You would need a bit older model
to test Unicode, for example 23xx, 24xx, 34xx, 35xx.

 > Don't know if I should contact Garmin ?

Would be nice to get support for mkgmap from Garmin ;)
I think you can find developers on Garmin forum:
I don't know how helpful they could be in case of problems caused by
non-Garmin map.

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