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task #12554: Add proper Indic / Malayalam rendering to Mapnik

Submitted by:  Hrishikesh K B <hrishikesh_kb>
Submitted on:  Tue Apr 2 20:43:08 2013  
Category: renderingShould Start On: Tue Apr 2 00:00:00 2013
Should be Finished on: Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 2013Priority: 5 - Normal
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Percent Complete: 0%Assigned to: Nandaja Varma <nandaja>
Open/Closed: ClosedEffort: 0.00

Fri Apr 19 16:31:50 2013, comment #1:

Mapnik's Rendering issue has been eliminated last year by Hermann Kraus by re-writing Mapnik using harfbuzz during his GSoC project. http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/proposal/review/google/gsoc2012/herm/22002.

The source can be found at https://github.com/mapnik/mapnik/tree/harfbuzz (This is yet to be merged to the master https://github.com/mapnik/mapnik/issues/1428).
Hence closing this task.

Nandaja Varma <nandaja>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue Apr 2 20:43:08 2013, original submission:

Mapnik is a free mapping toolkit, written in C++. One of it's major users is OpenStreetMap. If you check OpenStreetMap, you can see that Languages like Russian, Arabic, Persian, Chinese etc are rendered in it (Not sure whether they are properly rendered or not). The lack of proper Indic support is the major reason for the absence of Malayalam.

Hrishikesh K B <hrishikesh_kb>
Project Administrator


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