Issue 58369 - Add Sexagesimal format codes
Summary: Add Sexagesimal format codes
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 109268 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-11-23 22:41 UTC by bobharvey
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description bobharvey 2005-11-23 22:41:47 UTC
In a similar manner to issue 58309 I would like to suggest new format codes for
sexagesimal numbers.  The basic units are degrees, minutes, seconds, but there
are various sub-versions in use both for mathematics and for navigation:

ddd mm ss         degrees, minutes, seconds as separate integers
ddd mm sss.s      ditto,  but with decimal parts of seconds
                  (number of decimal places may vary)
ddd mm.m          degrees, minutes and decimal minutes

In the past people have modified the time formats for minutes and seconds to
simuate sexagesimal numbering, but this does not allow the decimal seconds or
decimal minutes variations used in precise navigation. gives a thorough,
if brief, overview of the complications involved.

I would like to suggest that OOo formalises codes for different forms of
sexagesimal representation, including decimal minutes (with arbitrary or
selectable numbers of decimal places) and decimal seconds (ditto)  

It should also be possible to have numbers entered in any of the accepted
formats converted to normal decimal numbers internally.
Comment 1 lars 2005-11-24 19:22:17 UTC
according to I 
reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to new
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:41:50 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 2+ years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
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Comment 3 lars 2008-05-17 16:04:46 UTC
issue still valid as of OOo 3.0 Beta m2.
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2010-02-15 12:57:50 UTC
*** Issue 109268 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***