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[aprssig] Re: Overlay symbols -- WAS: New FINDU cgi forsearching by SYMBOL

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Dec 7 20:27:56 UTC 2004


The human-mobile, walking, running, jogging Symbol should not
be interpreted as the speed of the human, but an indication
that he is HT mobile.   Bob

>>> judyrod.padmore at ns.sympatico.ca 12/7/04 1:22:47 PM >>>
Are we ever going to get a simple pedestrian icon. I could use the
runner 
icon but it would cause great amusement to those who know me. I think
this 
is an omission from the tables that should be addressed. Thanks for the
bw, 
73 de Rod,VE1BSK
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <WA8LMF2 at aol.com>; <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 11:02 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Re: Overlay symbols -- WAS: New FINDU cgi
forsearching by 
SYMBOL


>>>> "Stephen H. Smith" <WA8LMF2 at aol.com> 12/6/04 5:26:06 PM >>>
>>You can see my current symbol assingnments at:
>    http://members.aol.com/wa8lmf/aprs/APRS_symbols.htm 
>
> Great page!  thanks.  Here are some comments:
>
> 1) The words
> " Choosing a text character from the table above causes the symbol
> " in the corresponding position from one of the tables below to be
> " displayed. The cross-hair symbols occupy symbol slots that have
> " not yet been assigned.
>
> I wouldnt say a "text" character here.  Choosing *any* character
> is correct and helps to remove any confusion with Overlay
characters.
>
> 2) The words:
> " Certain symbols can be overlaid with a single letter or number of
> " your choice. Placing one of the text characters highlighted in
> yellow
> " in the position between lat and long,  causes the symbol in the
> " corresponding position from the secondary table to be displayed.
>
> Should read:
> * Some of the Alternate Table symbols can have an alphanumeric
> * overlay.  The alternate symbols that can have an overlay are
> * indicated in yellow above.  The overlay character, 0 through 9 or
> * letter A through Z is placed in the position after longitude.
>
> 3) I would add that:
> * Some symbols were intended to be top-down views so that the
> * actual symbol itself could orient itself 0-360 degrees to actually
> * point in the direction of movement to eliminate confusion
> * for public displays.  This variable orientation is not possible
with
>
> * simple ICONS, but are indicated here for completeness
> * with the original APRS symbol set.  These are the airplanes,
> * (pri ' and ^ and alt ^), the car (alt >), the Triangle (alt n)
>
>
> Ill put my coments on the symbols themselves in another email
> thanks.  This is good that we are trying to get everything
consistent.
>
> Bob, Wb4APR
>
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