GPX import fails due to special characters


I tried to import the Assietta track GPX downloaded from

Import failed due to special character in track name - perhaps import could handle such problems.

After removing that character with text editor import was successful.

Furthermore the error message should be shown for a longer time (confirmation button?) - it is faded out after 1-2 sec, that’s quite fast!


The problem actually is in the encoding of the GPX file, i.e. how it was created.

Since it contains special characters, should be in the universal UTF-8 encoding, instead it’s declared as the restricted ISO-8859-1…

That’s why also its “creator” DE text (line 4) appears wrong if open it with a regular editor.

Interesting, if open the GPX on desktop, e.g. with Cruiser, it’s imported fine.

So also the Android plays a role as being more strict in GPX (XML) parsing.

Will need to see for a workaround for wrong file encodings, like in that case.

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I found a workaround, it will be included in next Kurviger. :slightly_smiling_face:

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thanks a lot, I just did a test with kurviger 1.3, it works fine!