In order to display Arabic map labels, a PostGIS database using UNICODE should be used. The labels should be TrueType labels with a UNICODE font that supports Arabic (e.g. Arial).
See the Administration Guide for an example how to load a shape file to such a table.
The Arabic letters have to be shaped, e.g. with the
with the PostArabic
shape_arabic() function. See
Section 13, “PostArabic” for more details on Arabic shaping.
See also Section 8, “Internationalization”.