|Palm Globe, version 1.10||13 Nov 1998|
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If the degree value is specifying a latitude or longitude, then it may be followed by one of the characters N, S, E, W (in either case), as appropriate. The default is N (North) for latitude and E (East) for longitude. A leading minus sign is allowed in either format, and negates the direction implied by any N, E, S, or W. A leading plus sign is also allowed; it has no effect.
No blanks are allowed; the seconds, or seconds and minutes, may be omitted, as may insignificant leading zeros (and trailing degrees, minutes, or seconds indicators). The syntax is therefore one of:
[+|-][d]d[o[m]m['[s]s["]]][x] [+|-][d]d[.[[d]d]d][x]where the degree indicator in the first format may be either the letter O (either case) or the true degree character (°, decimal 178 in Unicode and on Palm OS devices).
Examples (all specifying a negative angle of 12 degrees 30 minutes):
12°30'S -12°30 12°30W -12.5 12°30'0"S -12°30'00N -12.500E 12o30s
|||The Graffiti strokes for the degree character are Extended Shift (backslash drawn from top left) followed by an O drawn clockwise from the lowest point.|