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I have just started working in GIS. i am trying to project an aeroplane glyph font (character index=111) using charactermarkersymbol but unable to do it in linux. I am getting the same spherical projection for different character index values. I am able to create a simplemarkersymbol and all the shapes provided like tetra, cone,diamond are projected. But, for various font styles all i am getting in charactermarkersymbol is a sphere. below is the code snippet. I am working in a linux machine and i'm not sure whether linux supports all these glyph fonts or not. Thanks in advance for your help.

   try {

                IRgbColor color = new RgbColor();
                SimpleMarker3DSymbol sym =new SimpleMarker3DSymbol();

                StdFont font = new StdFont();
                font.setName("ESRI Default Marker");

                CharacterMarkerSymbol characterMarkerSymbol = new CharacterMarkerSymbol();


                IMarkerSymbol imSym = characterMarkerSymbol;


                IMarkerElement mkElem = new MarkerElement();
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what software are you using? Have you installed that font on your Linux machine? – iant Jun 24 '13 at 9:11
i am using ArcGis in Eclipse helios.the font style is supposed to be a part of ESRI default Marker. I am unable to understand how to install a font in /etc/fonts and then use it. i changed the font style to preinstalled sans-serif, Arial, lucida etc but still got the sphere – Ankit Jun 24 '13 at 9:22

i was unable to add a CharacterMarkerSymbol hence, i used a Marker3dSymbol and attatched a .3ds file to it. That has done the job perfectly, as well as provided a better alternative visually

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