[ka-Map-users] IE & label drawing

Sacha Black sacha.black at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 18:34:41 EDT 2007

hi Suvi,

I saw your JPG and the labels does look terrible. It's a very strange
case.... some questions to think about:

- Are the labels being drawn as part of the map image? or as an
overlay of some kind? If they are part of the map image itself, then
since these tiles are cached, I don't know how they can be displaying

- what is the image format and OUTPUTFORMAT you are generating in
kamap and mapserver - ie. GIF, JPG, PNG etc.?

- what version of internet explorer did you see this problem in? 6? 7?

- what font (and font type) are you using, and did you try any other
fonts to see if the problem is reproduced?

just some ideas.


On 8/7/07, Suvi Mikkola <suvi.mikkola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I tried to find answer from the archives, but didn't find any, so...
> I'm having a bit strange label problem with Internet Explorer (tried
> to attach jpg but my mail didn't pass...): they are drawn funnily and
> parts of the letters are
> missing.  For example, if have letter O, only the corners of it are
> drawn (so that I have four dots).
>  With all the other browsers I've tested, labels are drawn just fine.
> I think this problem is coming from ka-map, because I tested the map
> with MapServer only, and the labels were drawn just fine also in IE. I
> know that IE sucks, but still many people use it...
> I really don't know what to do with this problem. Have you any idea
> where this problem is coming from?
> BR,
> Suvi Mikkola
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