[OSM-talk] Chinese font problem

Jon Burgess jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 30 09:22:51 BST 2008

2008/7/30 Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu>:
> Louis Liu wrote:
>> Hi everybody:
>> I saw city names in China and Japan are not little squares anymore.
>> Nice job.
>> But some name tags are still little squares, like
>> http://b.tile.openstreetmap.org/18/218682/114077.png and
>> http://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/14/14537/6464.png.
>> Is it font problem?

The changes was only made live on Monday evening so only a few zooms
have been rendered so far.

> It is still rendering, so some things have not rerendered with the new
> fonts yet. The shields on roads are also not supported yet as mapnik did
> not support font sets for shield symbolizers. I fixed that last night so
> we should be able to get the shields working soon as well.

I updated the server to pick up your changes last night. All the tiles
should start re-rendering in a few hours.

The shields have a few spacing issues though. The Chinese characters
are wider than the A-Z0-9 characters and they are partly obscured by
the shield rectangle.


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