Arabic Attribute values?

aram80aram80 Global Mapper UserPosts: 6
edited October 2009 in Technical Support
Good day,

I was wondering if it is possible to have attribute names or values in Arabic, I have tried it a number of times and could not get it to show/work.

I'm currently running V10, even when i import a shp file with Arabic values it comes out all gibberish. I'm currently working on a project that requires some Arabic values.

Thank you in advance.

Comments

  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited October 2009
    Do you know what text encoding the Arabic text is in? Global Mapper does not currently have any support for displaying Unicode text, so if the Arabic text is in Unicode it wouldn't be possible to display in Global Mapper. However, if the Arabic text is just multi-byte text in the Arabic code page and your system is setup to use an Arabic character set then I would expect the text to display if you have the font for those features set to one with the Arabic characters.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • aram80aram80 Global Mapper User Posts: 6
    edited October 2009
    Thank you for your response, unfortunately the Arabic text is in Unicode.

    I was wondering, do you know if future versions might support Unicode text?
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited October 2009
    While we do eventually plan to add Unicode support, it is not in our short-term plans.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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