[OSM-talk] Japanese place names not rendered in Mapnik

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 16:31:13 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 12 February 2008, Artem Pavlenko wrote:
> >> Anyone know what to do about this?
> >
> > Yes - Talk to Artem about adding support to mapnik for fallback
> > fonts, or find us a font we can use instead of DejaVu which is
> > known to support every possible glyph for every character set.
> Yes, talk to me:)

As a DejaVu maintainer, we welcome anyone who wants to implement 
Japanese and Chinese :-) , you'll probably make many people happy (and 
also some unhappy...)

But as I don't see that happening soon, I suggest implementing a fall 
back mechanism. Bonus points for adding a language aware mechanism 
which chooses different fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and 
different ones for "normal" Arabic, Persian and Urdu :-)


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