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[mkgmap-dev] TYP-object names showing as blank, what did i do wrong?

From Dave dfjkman at gmail.com on Thu Oct 29 07:51:53 GMT 2020

Hi Karl,

Older Garmin models can not read unicode characters so you need to use --latin1 in place of --unicode when compiling maps for these older devices. I had a similar problem with my Etrex.


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From: 7770 at foskan.eu
Sent: 29 October 2020 09:35
To: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk
Reply to: mkgmap-dev at lists.mkgmap.org.uk
Subject: Re: [mkgmap-dev] TYP-object names showing as blank, what did i do wrong?

It seems like it was a question of adding the option --unicode to the mkgmap
command combining the mapdata with the TYP.

This works for the GPSMAP 66st and correctly shows the descriptions (map
legend) of objects.
Loading the same map on the eTrex vista HCx works, but the local characters
shows as garbage, it's ok for now but is there some way do change it or is the
unit "too old"?


On onsdag 28 oktober 2020 kl. 19:32:11 CET 7770 wrote:
> Hi.
> I have an issue with TYP-object names showing as blank on a GPSMAP 66st
> instead of showing the names defined in the TYP file by the String=0xNN
> data.
> I tried loading the very same gmapsupp.img onto an old etrex vista hcx, it
> does show the defined default name (if i have english setup), or the next
> translation if i select any other language (it does not seem to be able to
> pair the languages).
> If i take [_line] objects as example.
> I have defined cycleway.
> The GPSMAP 66st does display the colour and drawing defined in the TYP file,
> but not the text if i hover over the line. Hovering over a line section
> that does not have a name, instead of saying "Cycleway" it shows nothing
> "".
> There are no errors when compiling the TYP file.
> If i take a compiled map from opentopomap, for some line which they have
> defined their own TYP, the device is showing the String for the same types
> which my map shows blank.
> It must be some error i have made, but what could it be?
> Regards
> Karl

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