[OSM-dev] Non-latin fonts on the slippy map

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Tue Jan 30 17:27:03 GMT 2007

>> The mapnik renderer on the slippy map appears to not have a font for
>> simplified Chinese available... it's appearing as squares. The same is
>> true for Arabic... and I'm guessing Thai too.
>> There seem to be people starting to actually do mapping in these
>> languages, so it might be a nice idea to install the extra language
>> packs needed on the render box (assuming it's that simple, but it all
>> works fine in JOSM on my Ubuntu box so it might be).
> Can you give us a little bit more hints which are the ubuntu/debian Packages 
> for these languages?

I think DejaVu Sans has the best unicode coverage.

debian package: ttf-dejavu


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