Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2495 closed defect (wontfix)

missing spaces according to SI in nominatim results

Reported by: Schusch Owned by: openstreetmap@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: Cc:


please introduce (for the readable results of nominatim) spaces between numbers and units according to the worldwide accepted SI (International System of Units, have a look at as a start).

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by twain

I'm unable to find anywhere where nominatim fails to format responses as expected.

Could you please provide an example of an incorrect response and and indication of what should be done to fix it?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Schusch

ok, here we have an example:

and a first line:

Abbeyfeale (Point, ~46.4miles, node 52219218, GOTO)

there is no reason for the lack of typgraphy here, it should be ~46.4 miles (with the space).

The SI only specifies something which is usual for typography (before the times of MS-Word etc.). The space is for better readability, just take a look in books which are older than the word processor computer applications - it's not my illusion but a well known rule of typography.

Well and about the "downside" of the possible linebreak:

Without the space we have always a wrong typography, with the space only when the line is broken in the wrong place (which easily could be handled with a non breakable space). I just discovered this old bug report by me with a search ...

(by the way: for most of the people in the world the usage of "miles" is an anachronism and makes the finding quit unhandily (i'm not sure if this exactly applies to what I mean--I don't want to be offending ...))

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by twain

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

space added.

km / miles switching is not possible since there is no way to store or obtain user preferences within nominatim.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Schusch

thanks for the space :-)

(the other one with km/miles is one I won't write a bug for (I just noticed it while researching the space thing) ...)

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