[OSM-dev] no hebrew letters in mapnik layer

Jon Burgess jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 7 22:13:36 BST 2008

On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 14:17 +0200, Tal wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm not sure if this is the right list for this question. Sorry if
> it's not.
> Why are there no Hebrew letters displayed in mapnik layer of the osm
> site?
> 1) a link to osmarender layer with some streets with Hebrew names:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.32298&lon=34.85931&zoom=16&layers=0B00FFF
> 2) a link to the same place, but rendered by mapnik:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.32298&lon=34.85931&zoom=16&layers=B000FFF
> Note that the map doesn't show the street names.

How does the attached tile look to you?

The problem is that Mapnik does not handle non-Arabic right-to-left
strings. I used that attached patch to generate this tile. If you say
the output looks OK then I'll forward to the Mapnik developers and apply
it on the OSM tile server.


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