Navit - german localization causes rounding of GPS-position

Christian Rüb christian.rueb at
Sat Oct 31 16:56:38 CET 2009


I had the same problem. Also bookmarks will be saved using comma instead of dot a separator (locale settings).
As a workaround I unset LC_ALL before starting navit (i.e. "Exec=unset LC_ALL; navit" in /usr/share/applications/navit.desktop).
That way your LANG variable keeps set to de_DE.UTF-8, but locale settings are not in German...

I posted this in navit ML back in July - but no response if this is intended or a bug :(


Am Samstag, 31. Oktober 2009 schrieb Mirothanus:
> Hi everybody,
> I have successfully localized my Navit to speak German.... I thought.
> Using SHR on my FR, I have installed every necessary localization packages
> (i.e. navit-locale-de and locale-base-de-de) and all speed-dispatcher
> packages. To start Navit I use the - script from the wiki.
> If I use Navit in English (i.e. the main language of SHR is set to EN) or
> don't use the script, everything works smoothly, the GUI is in English, my
> GPS-position is found and the speech-dispatcher leads me in English to my
> destination.
> But if I set the SHR-Language to DE-de and use the script to start the
> localized Navit, something goes terribly wrong. The GUI is in German,
> alright. Spd-say seems to speak German, alright. But one thing is wrong: my
> GPS-Position!
> At the moment I'm at 50°59"24 N 09°01"04 E. But Navit thinks I am at
> 50°59"59 N 8°59"59 E. That's far-off my position! TangoGPS and other
> GPS-apps report my correct position. If I change the street, for example,
> nothing changes in Navit.
> I guess that in the course of localization, the floating-point-number of my
> position is mangled and thus reported incorrectly to Navit.
> How can I solve this problem?
> Yours sincerely,
> Christoph

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