Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#4957 closed defect (duplicate)

Myanmar/Burmese Unicode is not being rendered properly

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


This request originally started on the help side. The place names in Myanmar/Burmese? Unicode for the country of Myanmar in OpenStreetMap seem to have been typed correctly but the font being used for the OpenStreetMap is rendering them incorrectly.

Here is an example of what it should be for the capital of the country, Naypyidaw. နေပြည်တော် (as text) and as image:

Here is what it is currently:

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by aseerel4c26

for reference: the discussion on the help site

Last edited 6 years ago by aseerel4c26 (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

Component: websitemapnik
Owner: changed from rails-dev@… to mapnik-team@…
Priority: majorminor

This is almost certainly blocked on mapnik merging the harfbuzz work. Status on that seems to be being tracked at

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by pnorman

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

The Mapnik component is for openstreetmap.xml, the old XML-based stylesheet, not openstreetmap-carto, which is currently used for the default layer on

Openstreetmap-carto has an issue tracker at

This particular issue is being tracked at, but the real work on this is upstream in Mapnik.

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