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Move to coord / locale problem

Jürgen Holm shared this problem 12 months ago
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Hi,

moving to a coord. don't respect the locale settings. My default system language is de, so when I copied gps coord from Google maps the buffer reads:

X,xxx

Y,yyy

Locus want's a point "." and don't accept a "," resulting in dropping the "," by locus.

It would be also nice if locus accept the coord with one paste. Current I have to fill out the two lines in the search dialog - - pasting on every line an delete X or Y.

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Hi Jürgen,

try following:

1) go to Locus settings > Language&Units > Lat/Lon format > select xx,xxxx° mode

OR

2) when copying coords to your phone clipboard, use "clipboard" method when moving the map:


ab72068f2cefe1a1cf80095aecc01681

best regards

Michal, Locus team

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Thanks Michal.

Sometimes I miss what you can configure. Locus is really complex. Therefore I love it.

Should the comma not be the default when system language is using it?

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Hi Jürgen,

do you have any reliable reference or other proof that xx,xxxx° is a German-specific coordinate standard? We don't know any. We closely cooperate with numerous German Locus community and they have never mentioned something like that.

best regards

MIchal

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Hi Michal,


not coordinate standard but the locale definition for de.

If eg on unix LC_NUMERIC=DE_de.utf8 defines a "," for decimals (as on windows in Germany) . This is the reason for Google maps using a comma despite in US where a point is used.

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Hi Jürgen,

thank you for your reporting. We analysed the problem a bit deeper and found out it is caused by an Android system error reported already in 2009! (https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/36907764) It affected all numeric fields across the app and we had to make a little hack to bypass it. The error in Android was repaired in 2017 and now we have to remove the hack which will take us a while. Until then, please use the "clipboard" when copying coordinates.

best regards

Michal

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