4.1. Arabic Map Labels

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”.