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Google Earth wrong coordinates (misplacing search result)

posted Dec 11, 2013, 2:50 PM by Daniele Albrizio   [ updated Dec 11, 2013, 2:52 PM ]
It happens that there is a bug/incompatibility between Qt libraries and Google Earth in a way that comma are interpreted as point and viceversa in locale environments where comma is used to separate decimals and point as a thousand separator.
So let's reset locale settings for numbers only before starting Google Earth:

Find the bash executable of GE : in my system /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth

Just before the last line
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"

export LC_NUMERIC=us_US.UTF-8

Re-execute GE and enjoy!

Thanks to pete.dawgg for this hint