[OSM-dev] no hebrew letters in mapnik layer

Dane Springmeyer blake at hailmail.net
Tue Oct 7 22:38:09 BST 2008


Would Indic fonts support in Mapnik be a simple patch away as well?

I filed this ticket: http://trac.mapnik.org/ticket/112 and would be  
interested to get your expertise on what it might take.



On Oct 7, 2008, at 2:13 PM, Jon Burgess wrote:

> 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.
> 	Jon
> <26543.png><mapnik-hebrew- 
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