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task #10112: Add Arabic support into ocitysmap

Submitter:  David Mentré <dmentre>
Submitted:  Wed 20 Jan 2010 04:23:06 PM UTC
Should Start On:  Tue 19 Jan 2010 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 19 Jan 2010 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  ocitysmap Priority:  * 4
Status:  Need Info Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  tpetazzoni Percent Complete:  40%
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Thu 07 Oct 2010 09:50:39 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Hello Bassem,

I'm sorry for the late reply.

To translate the index for a given language, one needs to identify:
  * the set of names describing a road (e.g. "street", "avenue", "boulevard", ...);
  * how those names are composed with road names (e.g. in French "Rue de Fontainebleau", "rue" is like "street", "de" is a composition word, "Fontainebleau" is the name we want to put in the index, under "F" category);
  * and then write some Python code, including some regexp (regular expression), that does this transformation (e.g. "Rue de Fontainebleau" -> "Fontainebleau (Rue de)".

You'll find plenty of examples in ocitysmap code:

You'll find some more details here:

An embryonic support for Arabic is precisely here:

Do you think you could enhance this code?

I hope it helps. Feel free to ask further questions.

Sincerely yours,

David Mentré <dmentre>
Group administrator
Tue 05 Oct 2010 03:28:43 PM UTC, comment #4: 

What is the needed work for Arabic regexps?

Bassem JARKAS <jarkas>
Sun 08 Aug 2010 12:01:36 AM UTC, comment #3: 

We need someone to contribute the Arabic regexps for OCitySMap's i18n layer.

Maxime Petazzoni <mpetazzoni>
Group administrator
Wed 03 Feb 2010 05:10:38 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I intend to look at Arabic-specific regexps. Well, as soon as I can find a time slot... :-/

David Mentré <dmentre>
Group administrator
Tue 02 Feb 2010 08:49:53 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm already working on this. I have working code for the index itself:

  • Renders text using Pango instead of Cairo directly. It allows to get proper rendering for Arabic, but also for other languages such as Korean

  • Supports a Right-to-Left mode

I still to work on :

  • Using Pango for the title of the map and the copyright notice (already started)
  • Support RTL for the title of the map and the copyright notice
Thomas Petazzoni <tpetazzoni>
Group administrator
Wed 20 Jan 2010 04:23:06 PM UTC, original submission:  

Use Cairo as test case.

David Mentré <dmentre>
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