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Udo Mark
Gentlemen,

first, thankyou generally for undertaking such work and even dealing
with older and exotic formats !
May I propose an improvement?
  When sending waypoints from gpx or g7t files to a Garmin 12XL
  device, blanks and other non-alphanumeric but valid characters in
  waypoint names are ignored and waypoint text is collapsed into
  hard-readable strings. (No matter which options there are
  selected...)
Thankyou if you would consider about this topic,
Kind Regards,
Udo Mark


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Re: collapsed waypoint names

Robert Lipe-4

Garmin protocol spec says that radical things like spaces, mixed capitalization, and non alphabetic things are expressly disallowed.  Indeed, with some devices, you're lucky if they're ignored. With others, the device reboots or worse, acts weird later.

For these reasons we are very conservative in what we send.  If you want to tweak garmin.cc for your data and your device at your risk, p!ease do. It's kind of the point of open source.


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