Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477613
Changes name of waypoint on upload to garmin
Last modified: 2009-01-12 12:11:38 EST
Description of problem:
If I have a waypoint on my garmin that includes a "-" character - and I use gpsbabel to download the waypoint from the garmin to a gpx file, the - character is preserved. However, if I upload a waypoint with a "-" character from a gpx file to the garmin, the - character gets lost.
in the gpx file becomes
on the garmin.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Garmin eTrex Legend
connected via serial port
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a gpx file with a waypoint that has a - in the name
2. gpsbabel -i gpx -f somefile.gpx -o garmin -F /dev/ttyS0
The waypoint on the garmin does not contain the -
The waypoint on the garmin should contain the -
For now I can just use spaces instead of - as a delimiter, but it "would" be nice if it was fixed.
Software version on the garmin:3.70
I haven't been using gpsbabel for a while. I think I should release the package. silfreed?
Roozbeh, let me know if you'd like me to take over the package, I wouldn't mind. I would appreciate it if you could stay on as contributor in case questions come up, though.
Michael, I'll ask upstream to see if this is intended/expected behavior.
Someone told me this issue is known by gpsbabel and is related to the proprietary nature of garmin, I'm looking through the gpsbabel lists to try and find reference - but if that's the case there may not be anything that can be done about it. I kind of wonder if it is UTF8/character encoding related, IE maybe garmin uses a custom character encoding.
I'll try to find more info.
I haven't heard back whether this is intended/expected behaviour, but I believe it's a problem with the Garmin protocol as you stated.
Closing as wontfix for now; feel free to reopen if you find more information out.