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[Maposmatic-dev] Re: Right-to-Left street index + proper rendering of Ar

From: Bassem JARKAS
Subject: [Maposmatic-dev] Re: Right-to-Left street index + proper rendering of Arabic, Korean, etc.
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:40:16 +0200

Hello Thomas,
The rendering is OK and the layout is OK.

Thank you

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> I started working on RTL support for the street index and proper
> rendering of Arabic, Korean and other non-latin alphabets, using Pango.
> So far, the result is
> Bassem, is it the correct rendering for Arabic, and is the layout ok
> for RTL languages ?
> What I've done:
>  * Use Pango on top of Cairo to do the font rendering. This magically
>   allows to get Korean working and to get nice Arabic characters with
>   ligatures. This is of course used for both RTL and non-RTL modes ;
>  * In RTL mode, start with the first column on the right ;
>  * In RTL mode, put the street name on the right and the street
>   location (A1..B2) on the left.
> Is this correct ?
> If so, I will integrate my test program into OcitySMap and commit this.
> Thanks,
> Thomas
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> Thomas Petazzoni               
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