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[mkgmap-dev] Free-as-in-speech text-to-TYP converter

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Thu Nov 10 14:56:57 GMT 2011

On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 05:00:52PM +0100, Minko wrote:
>I work with typviewer which is capable of importing en exporting text files: http://opheliat.free.fr/michel40/TYPViewer3.5/
>It is free to use but there is no info about under what license it can 
>be used. You can ask the developer about the source code.

Can you ask the author? There is no email address visible on the page.

>You can have a look at http://code.google.com/p/mkgmap-style-s>efault.txt to see if this is workable or not.

Sorry, what is the … hiding? Your message was text/plain only.

>Also there is Nick Willinks Typwiz editor, http://www.pinns.co.uk/osm/ 
>He is on this list so he might comment on this.

All we need is a bare-bones text-to-TYP converter. No GUI needed. Icons 
could be embedded in the text file in some one-character-per-pixel 
(ASCII graphics like) NetPBM format or imported from *.png files, if we 
want to be fancy (and do not mind having binary *.png files in our 

Any of these existing conversion tools could be a starting point. The 
programming language does not matter; all we need is a reasonably 
machine-readable documentation of the TYP file format.


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