GoogleEarth gets coordinates wrong if locale set to German or French

Bug #613773 reported by Kurt Huwig on 2010-08-05
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googleearth-package (Debian)
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googleearth-package (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: googleearth-package

GoogleEarth uses the default locale to parse coordinates. This goes wrong if your system's locale - or more specifically the numeric - is set to something that formats numbers different than the US. The workaround is to add an

export LC_NUMERIC=us_US.UTF-8

to the start script.

See also these forum posts:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/earth/thread?tid=01c4a632b379a930&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/earth/thread?tid=4e46b0eecb795587&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/earth/thread?tid=43a55ef69defc729&hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/earth/thread?tid=72b851d55f188cea&hl=en

Changed in googleearth-package (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adnan Hodzic (fooctrl) wrote :

We also have this problem reported inside of Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=556102

I'm planning to fix this problem in next version of googleearth-package.

Changed in googleearth-package (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in googleearth-package (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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