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

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Wed Mar 12 10:37:01 EDT 2008

As Zak pointed out, this is really a MapServer question. FYI there is an 
open MapServer ticket about this:

The ticket even includes a patch that you may want to try. I'll try to 
address this one for MapServer 5.2.


Zak James wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> zak
> 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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Daniel Morissette

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