[OSM-dev] mapnik map and Arabic names
artem at mapnik.org
Fri Mar 23 15:32:46 GMT 2007
On 23 Mar 2007, at 14:18, Alilo wrote:
> On the mapnik map, the arabic letters are not connected. which is
> not correct in arabic.
> mapnik arabic: http://www.openstreetmap.org/index.html?
> I thought in an earlier thread http://lists.openstreetmap.org/
> pipermail/talk/2007-January/010816.html that the problem was from
> the dejavu fonts but dejavu fonts render arabic correctly.
Yes, dejavu fonts are fine.
> Is it possible that this is happening because mapnik is rendering
> names letter by letter and not taking the complete word?
The reason is that BIDI algorithm in fribidi library doesn't support
'shaping' ( at least by default). I'll investigate further and let
> Is it because of the process that converts osm -> postgis -> mapnik .?
Thanks for reminding me about it. It would be great if you could
submit a ticket on trac.mapnik.org so it won't get lost
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