Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#2549 closed enhancement (wontfix)

[general] Render multiple names

Reported by: chriscf Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Multiple values for a key are (supposed to be) delimited by semicolons. Where a "name" key has multiple value, the results are ugly. Many people have (incorrectly) applied the approach of mapping for the renderer, resulting in names of the forms "a (b)", "c - d", "e / f" etc. This is particularly problematic in the case of "c - d", since it causes confusion with hyphenated names of the form "g-h".

Where the name is "x;y", rather than rendering the name as "x;y", put in something like a newline or some other separator to make the correct form less ugly, and to discourage format proliferation.

See also #2550 for osmarender

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by math1985

Summary: Render multiple names[general] Render multiple names

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by math1985

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I think we have no way to do this, because we can't automatically determine whether the ; is part of the name or not. I will therefore close this issue as wontfix.

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