As blogged about before, in KDE Apps 4.8 you will be able to enter geographic coordinates in Plasma Runner and then have Marble show it to you.
But there is a problem: the current code is only detecting coordinates where more or less the symbols for degree, minutes and seconds are °, ′, and ″ and where the directions are given as a single word/letter (with letter the first letter of the word, like North, South, East and West in English).
But looking e.g. at the Wikipedia pages about London in some different languages, where the coordinates is given in the DMS format (degree-minutes-seconds), I can see that the parser will fail, perhaps:
Japanese: 北緯51度30分28秒 西経0度07分41秒
Persian: ۳۹″ ۷′ ۰°غربی ۲۶″ ۳۰′ ۵۱°شمالی
Russian: 51°30′26″ с. ш. 0°07′39″ з. д.
Czech: 51°30´25´´ s. š. 0°07´37´´ z. d.
Georgian: 51°30′00″ ჩ. გ. 0°07′00″ ა. გ.
(no idea why the center of London is different in each language 😉 ).
So, to support as many languages as possible and to know what is needed, could you please help me with yours?
Please post a comment with a sample how the geographic coordinates are constructed in your language, and which symbols for degrees, minutes and seconds are used and which terms to describe the directions?
Template to use:
Language (in English):
Term(s) for North:
Term(s) for South:
Term(s) for East:
Term(s) for West:
Some example(s) (e.g. London):
Examples could be also additionally in DM or D format.
Looking forward to many examples, best today/tomorrow 🙂