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

Submitter:  Hrishikesh K B <hrishikesh_kb>
Submitted:  Tue 02 Apr 2013 08:43:08 PM UTC
Category:  rendering Should Start On:  Tue 02 Apr 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Tue 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  nandaja
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

Fri 19 Apr 2013 04:31:50 PM UTC, 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 Member
Tue 02 Apr 2013 08:43:08 PM UTC, 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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