[mapserver-users] Failed to show Arabic labels with MapServer 5.2
woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Tue Nov 18 15:14:23 EST 2008
I'm not sure how much more I can help other than to say:
1) make sure you are building with fribidi2 version 0.19.1+
2) Since character are generated individually on rotated labels, there
may be an issue. Thomas Bonfort would be the person that implemented the
AGG. You should probably try doing this with the AGG driver if you have
not tried that yet. That is what I'm using.
3) try to locate a better/different font that supports Arabic
Jackey Cheung wrote:
> Thanks for the advise, but we've tried the Arial font already in the
> first test, it's just the same. We thought it was the fribidi2's problem
> since 0.19.1 doesn't have their configure script changed, and tried the
> 0.10.9, but it's all the same, every word is broken.
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Stephen Woodbridge
> <woodbri at swoodbridge.com <mailto:woodbri at swoodbridge.com>> wrote:
> Try locating a different font. if the text is being rendered as
> glyphs and they look correct, but is missing the joining
> information, it is likely that the font you are using does not
> include the joining glyphs.
> If you are using a windows machine, try getting mapserver via the
> fonts.txt file to point to the arial.ttf in the fonts folder. And
> change you FONT "..." to select the windows arial font. This assumes
> that you can display arabic text correctly using the arial font from
> a windows application like excel.
> -Steve W.
> Jackey Cheung wrote:
> We've build the MapServer 5.2 on a Linux server, with fribidi2
> 0.19.1, to
> try show Arabic labels. But the words has been broken down to
> characters in
> the generated images (line.png). Then we've tried on a MS4W
> 2.3.0 server,
> but the images (ms4w.png) are even worse.
> We are using PostGIS, and the database is using UTF8 (pgpr.png),
> while all
> Arabic data can be shown correctly (pg.png) on my English
> Windows XP, and
> we've tried some more machines, or on IE, to make sure that
> Arabic text in
> database are really UTF8.
> Here's the images: http://www3.mapasia.com/jackout/ara.png
> The part of the map file is as follow, where the "arbic-trans"
> is a Arabic
> TrueType font named "Arabic Transparent":
> ANGLE FOLLOW
> PRIORITY [priority]
> ENCODING "UTF-8"
> COLOR 0 0 0
> OUTLINECOLOR 255 255 255
> TYPE TRUETYPE
> FONT "arbic-trans"
> SIZE 7
> POSITION AUTO
> PARTIALS FALSE
> MINDISTANCE 500
> BUFFER 1
> MINFEATURESIZE 50
> Could anyone please help.
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