[ka-Map-users] Farsi right-to-left labels

Zak James zak4ms at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 16:28:28 EDT 2008


I know there was some work in mapserver to support vertical labels but
I'm not certain what the capabilities are. I think you would do better
to ask on the mapserver-users at lists.osgeo.org list since this isn't
part of ka-map. There are far more subscribers to that list.


On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:35 AM, R Isfahani <r_isfehani at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to render some Farsi (Persian) labels on my map. As you may know,
> Farsi words are written from right to left, just like Hebrew.
> I've changed the label's encoding to 'Windows-1256' in my mapfile and I'm
> using TrueType fonts. Farsi letters have appeared. But the problem is that
> letters are in revers order and letters are not joining properly.
> Of course reversing the letters' order in database will cause the right
> order of them when rendering the map. But I wanna know if there's any other
> way to show farsi labels in right order with no joining problems.
> Any new ideas are welcomed.
> Thanx.
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Zak James
Applications and Software Development
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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