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minor bugs in Garmin

Posted by malenki on 22 January 2014 in English (English)

New firmware of Garmin devices often contains some new features instead of missing old bugs. Since the translation doesn't keep pace with the features I am completing the german translation for GPSMap 62/78 just for fun. My latest translated file can be found here.

While doing so I found two minor issues in the Garmin GPSMap 78. Since two posts weren't published by the moderators in the regarding forum so far I post them here.

The Photo Viewer has a bug at sorting images.
If you call the menu like this:
Photo Viewer -> [Menu] -> Sort Photos -> Near a Location -> A Map Point
you can point on the map, but you cannot select any point to use it but only press "Go" and start routing or exit by pressing [Quit].

The other issue is more a curiosity and most likely will never be fixed by Garmin. At GARMIN/Garmin/Text/ .gtt files are stored which contain the translations for the different interface languages. Today I discovered this:
When the strings are sorted alphabetically like this

<str>
    <tag>TXT_Acquiring_Code_MSG_STR_M</tag>
    <txt>Mit chirpTM verbunden
<str>
    <tag>TXT_Acquiring_Satellites_STR_L</tag>
    <txt>Suche Satelliten</txt>
</str>

"Acquiring Satellites" doesn't get translated.
Reversing the order of the strings the translation works fine:

<str>
    <tag>TXT_Acquiring_Satellites_STR_L</tag>
    <txt>Suche Satelliten</txt>
</str>
<str>
    <tag>TXT_Acquiring_Code_MSG_STR_M</tag>
    <txt>Mit chirpTM verbunden
<str>

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