[Mapnik-users] foreign language

Dane Springmeyer blake at hailmail.net
Mon Oct 27 06:29:02 CET 2008

Hi Waruna,

Welcome to Mapnik!

Sounds like you just need to point mapnik to your sinhala font.

I've written a very basic readme from what I learned from trying to  
render Indic fonts (which required loading a custom Gargi.ttf font).

You can find it here: http://mapnik-utils.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/tutorials/fonts/using_alternative_fonts.txt

If you could paste your configuration code/xml that would be useful to  
help further.


On Oct 25, 2008, at 10:53 AM, Waruna De Silva wrote:

> Hi
> I am Waruna from sri lanka, im very new to mapnik, just three days
> start using it :)
> I was trying to display labels in a map in sinhala font but i didnt  
> succeed
> wat i did do was, i store labels in sinhala in a postgis database then
> tried to render it. wat i get was few square marks.
> Is there any way to display foreign languages in mapnik,
> if anyone could plz giv me a help
> Thanks
> Waruna
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