Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9893 closed defect (fixed)

Users not aware of change in units of length

Reported by: NixillUmbreon Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone: 14.04
Component: Core Version: tested
Keywords: Cc:


When you select a Way (or a chained series thereof), a length pops up in the status bar. For example, Way 256925652 (version 1) is "2.38 市里" long. Way 8715652 (version 6), which can be estimated at one mile long, is "3.31市里".

This length unit, when entered into Google Translate, translates from Chinese to "li" - which, in English, is not a real length unit.

The measure of zoom is also reported in Chinese units.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by stoecker

Simply don't use chinese units. You can change these in settings and also by clicking on the units field in the status bar. Default setting is metric.

Probably it should be not THAT easy to change the measurement system, as users do it accidentialy.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

If we make it harder we'll have requests to make it simpler... We could add a notification "measurement unit changed to " xxx"

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by stoecker

Yes. Such a note would be good I think. Adding a "click on ... to change it again".

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

Milestone: 14.04
Summary: JOSM units of length in chineseUsers not aware of change in units of length

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by bastiK

Pop up menu on click would be an alternative solution.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 6960/josm:

fix #8859, fix #9893 - Change of System of Measurement (SoM) in map status:

  • keep current behaviour (left click) but can be deactivated with statusbar.change-system-of-measurement-on-click
  • add all SoMs in contextual menu (right-click) to have a direct access without cycling entirely
  • notify user when SoM changes (can be deactivated statusbar.notify.change-system-of-measurement)

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