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TAF decoding in Switzerland: Additional items that have not been decoded


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Hi!

Both on the android app (3.10.5.22004), as on desktop (3.10.5.0), TAF decoding always give some 'undecoded errors'.
Maybe it's a Swiss addition to the TAFs, but there's always an entry like: TX12/1014Z TN06/1106Z TX15/1114Z

Decoded this would mean TX -> Max temperature 12 Celsius, on the 10th of the month around 14:00Z,
and TN is the minimum temperature (in this case 6 degrees around 0600Z), and tomorrow it'll be warmer with 15 degrees.

I'm not sure how useful it it to mention this in the TAF  (and I don't know how many other countries have this), but the "additional items that have not been decoded" message isn't very appealing either Smile


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This is by design, currently. Those items are not commonly used so we don't create special handling for them, but leave them in their undecoded state for those who know what they mean. It sounds like you know what they mean.
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Tim Dawson - 11/12/2018 12:17:54 PM
This is by design, currently. Those items are not commonly used so we don't create special handling for them, but leave them in their undecoded state for those who know what they mean. It sounds like you know what they mean.

I know them, and yet I clicked the 'decode METAR and TAF' button. Smile

For presentation on phone, it would look nicer if the UI would not "waste" 2 lines on "This bulletin contains additional items that have not been decoded", before telling me the tokens.

Something like:
Wind: 160 @ 5 kt
Visibility: 3500m
Cloud: overcast at 3400 ft
Not decoded: TX14/....

Would give the same information, but more compact.

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Thank you, we will of course bear your suggestion in mind.
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