[Openstreetmap] Map views off line?

Johnny Doe uucp1 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 25 15:00:41 GMT 2005

--- Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The GNS database only contains ascii. 

The GNS description says:
Download Complete Files of Geographic Names for
Geopolitical Areas from GNS ( ISO/IEC 10646 [Unicode
UTF-8] Compliant as of 18 July 2002 )

> Plan is to
> remove diacritics from characters, prior to lookup.
There is much more about utf-8 than just diacritics. 
Why does it matter after all ?
Not speaking about the denial of the cultural identity
by (usually) broken ascii names,
a zero-terminated unsigned char* string is a
zero-terminated unsigned char* string.

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