[OSM-dev] mapnik map and Arabic names

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at sxpert.org
Fri Mar 23 15:53:29 GMT 2007

Artem Pavlenko a écrit :
> AGG is nothing to do with text rendering in Mapnik. It uses Freetype2.

ah, my bad, you're using freetype directly... no wonder

> If fribidi doesn't work there is another option is to use ICU which
> claims to have BIDI. shaping etc.
> Cheers,
> Artem

using Pango for text would give you a slew of languages, and even allows
text on a curve if I'm not mistaken

see here for the docs


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