EnglishId appears to be ignored in FSX and FS9

EnglishId appears to be ignored in FSX and FS9

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It came to my attention recently (i.e. a few minutes ago) that the panel system seems to set the tooltip units to either DEFAULT or METRIC, never ENGLISH.  It looks like the EnglishId for a tooltip in an XML gauge never gets used.  It looks like this behavior was introduced in FS9, but I'll leave double-checking that in-game as an exercise to the reader.  ; )

I would expect that the behavior would be something like this:

- The tooltip will display the English version if U.S. units are selected by the user in the Settings -> General dialog; the metric version if metric units are selected.

-  DefaultID should be a fallback used when the user has selected a units that the gauge didn't specify.  For example, if the user specifies a DefaultId and EnglishId but no metric ID and the user has selected metric units, then we should display the DefaultId tooltip.

- If a user chooses a unit for which no tooltip ID has been specified, and no default was specified, then no tooltip is displayed.

Having said this, I suppose I should look into fixing this for a future release.  :)

Also of note: HelpId is a default (fallback) that is displayed if no tooltip is specified.

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  • Came across your site in a search to try to figure out why the text in the Garmin GPS 500 unit in FS9 suddenly changed to italic. It's driving me nuts.

    I'm near positive it wasn't italic previously, and have no idea how it happened, other than suspecting that I might have hit some weird key combination, and that's just a guess.

    Any tips on how to get it back to normal text?

    Send replies to guesswho at mchsi dot com.

    Thank you for your time.

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