[OSM-dev] no hebrew letters in mapnik layer

Tal tal.bav at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 15:55:27 BST 2008


You're a magician,
the attached tile looks perfect!
It would be great to have the mapnik layer generated that way.

Tal

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Jon Burgess <jburgess777 at googlemail.com>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
>
>
>
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