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Font selection in Wikimedia Maps when using Chinese languages.
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The current default font used for Wikimedia Maps for East Asian Ideographs is a Japanese font. Some Chinese (traditional/simplified) characters share same code point as some Japanese characters in Unicode, however they use different glyphs. To render those characters correctly, it should use traditional/simplified Chinese fonts when simplified/traditional Chinese language maps are requested.

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C933103 created this task.Mar 15 2019, 8:13 PM
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Aklapper edited projects, added I18n; removed Language-strategy.Mar 15 2019, 8:24 PM

Can you please provide an example link, the current text shown, and the expected text shown? See . Thanks.

MSantos triaged this task as Normal priority.Mar 19 2019, 3:17 PM

Also, somewhat related, when rendering the map at , the name of openstreetmap relation 7157197 was rendered without an appropriate character, and resulted in a "tofu" empty box character instead of the character it's supposed to be rendered. The text are 茹𦨭县 which should be rendered as but it is currently rendered as