A single typeface or a set of related patterns representing characters or symbols at one size.

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How can I increase ArcMap font size, I can barely read it!

I'm sure there is a simple answer out there, but how do I increase the font size in the ArcMap work windows? I am using Windows 8 on a Surface tablet. Thank you for saving my eyeballs!
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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Which true type editor do you use to create/modify point symbols for GIS?

Which true type editor do you use to create/modify point symbols for GIS and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the tool? I am looking for a true type editor to create/modify custom point ...
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QGIS 2 bold Layer names?

I am currently working with QGIS 2.0 in an Ubuntu environment. I have a quite large project with many different layers and layer-groups. By default the layernames are in bold fonts and the groups are ...
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Proper font size for each paper size for reader to be able to read names?

I am working on a project that I need to figure it out how or what font size for each paper size. There are 10 of them and two of them are in the same paper size. There is data frame I have set aside ...
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How to add complex Emergency Symbology (TrueType fonts) to QGIS?

In other packages I would simply ensure the TrueType font (+.ttf) was loaded on the operating system and it would be available for use. QGIS seems to rely on making your own. The symbols I wish to ...
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change font size of elements in dropdown menu store

I am creating of list of building names from a query, which then populates a dojo.ItemFIleReadStore. This store then populates a dropdown menu (using dijit.Form.ComboBox), where the user makes a ...
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How to set default font in QGIS?

Is it possible to modify the default fonts to be used from "MS Shell Dlg 2" to another? If yes, where do I have to set it?
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how to use custom fonts in QGIS mapserver on Debian Linux

I've got a QGIS setup running, except for the custom fonts. They work just fine on my desktop machine (OS X), but they don't work on the server (Debian Linux). I've got the .ttf files installed in ...
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Converting ArcGIS style (symbology) to font for MapInfo/OpenGeo?

This is related to Retain ESRI symbology in Mapinfo TAB As a workaround I am wondering if I can save all my ESRI symbology from the lyr files created using the script below to an ESRI style sheet and ...
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Smart quotes in ArcGIS (titles, legends)

Is there a way to ask ArcMap to use "smart quotes" in map titles, legends, etc.? This is what I've currently got on my map: I'd like the quotation marks and apostrophe to be curved instead. Pretty ...
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How to convert a microstation cell library into a format usable in ArcGIS?

I am in the process of standardising symbology across CAD and GIS and have decided to use the symbols we currently used for points in microstation. These are stored in a cell library. Does anyone ...
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Is there recommended true type font for search and rescue?

Has anyone run across a true type font set to use for search and rescue cartography, and/or fire cartography? This is specifically for Terrain Navigator Pro which isn't really a GIS application but ...
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Why do my font choices not appear when setting symbology in ArcGIS

I have noticed this, it seems to be a bug. I will set the typeface for the symbology for one legend/feature class, but as soon as I want to apply it to another feature class the font grays out or is ...
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Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap

I am new to ArcMap. I have an assignment to prepare map of each wards of a municipality. The data are point features. I need to print the map in different scales. like 1:2500, 1:5000 and also in ...
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Where does ArcMap GUI get font size and docking guide positions from?

In the screenshot below, ArcMap 10.1 appears to be making some arbitrary choices about the font to use for: The Layers data frame name in the Table of Contents (larger font than expected) The Main ...
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How to use bold text in QGIS font marker symbol?

Is it possible to use bold text with the Font marker symbol in a QGIS (point) layer?
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Exporting PDF from QGIS with print composer without destroying fonts

So I'm making this nice map with a lot of labels which are going to end up in a book. Since the labels doesn't end up exactly where I want them I'd like to move them some in Illustrator after ...
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Qgis 2.8 problem with font size

I'm using Debian 7 and yesterday i had an update of Qgis 2.8. Since then I can't change font size and type, at labeling and print composer, whatever i pick it returns to the default "Free sans" size ...
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Font Formatting in Advanced Label Expression ArcGIS/Python

Almost have this quandry figured out, but inevitably a new problem has popped up. I finally have the "code" part down to do what I want, but now the font formatting isn't acting properly. When I use a ...
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Creating labels with Umlauts, accents, etc. in QGIS

I have a problem labeling features with special characters like French accents, umlauts, etc. I have the names in the attribute table, but names like Niafunké are displayed Niafunk�. I assume it has ...
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QGIS Scalebar Font Outline

Is there a way to add a text buffer or stroke the text on the scale bar? Its impossible to read the scale when its set on a map with dark colours.
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Connecting vector label size with map-units?

I have a working application of labels to a point array - but the size of the text is not relative to the map scale. This decreases the readability of labels when panning and zooming. To resolve~ ...
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Function to determine font color of data driven page attribute in ArcMap 10.2

ArcGIS 10.2 I am looking for an IF/ELSE statement that I can place in the text properties of my Data Driven Page Attribute item to change the font color based on the value in that field. Here is the ...
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Is it possible to label places using local fonts like Singhala and Tamil fonts in Arcmap or QGIS?

I downloaded the Keyman desktop for the local keyboard/fonts. I would like to encode location names using Tamil/Singhala fonts in the attribute table and then use it to label the map. However, after ...
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QGIS, How to label a layer in different font sizes, shrink to fit in polygon or a multiple line label?

I am just trying to figure out how to label a polygon layer to fit its size in QGIS. or if its very long title should break in line and scale, i did some research but couldn't find anything helpful is ...
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Issue with OCHA fonts in windows 8

I installed OCHA icons on windows 8,But once that I try to open the styles with arcmap (10.2.2) I have some funny icons, do you have some idea how to fix this bug...
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Extending “How to add complex Emergency Symbology (TrueType fonts) to QGIS?”

I have used the technique as outlined in How to add complex Emergency Symbology (TrueType fonts) to QGIS? but have run into some difficulty. I have used this technique for a map of water assets that ...
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Style Manager in ArcMap

On my desktop PC, I am using Ministry of Transportation Ontario road shields to label major highways on my maps. I often need to work with a laptop when I'm visiting a client at their location, so I ...
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Custom fonts in Tilemill

I'm trying to add a custom font to my OSM Bright project in TileMill. I've followed instructions here: Tilemill use custom font and have found where in the palette.mss file I need to add my font, I've ...
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How to register a font (.TTF) to use for a GetLegendGraphic request in GeoServer?

The .TTF font in the data/styles folder & cleared my Resource Cache from GeoServer 2.5.2 but when I go to make the request it's not changing the font like one SE answer suggests. ...
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Tilemill use custom font

I want to use the font Air Soft Condensed heavy in Tilemill. I placed the font file Positype-AirSoftCond-Heavy.otf into the font directory of my project: ...
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Characters displaying correctly in FGDB with ArcMap 10.1 now displayed incorrectly with 10.2 — font coding issue?

I work with data from a variety of European countries, and am having trouble getting the non-standard characters (e.g. Turkish alphabet) to display correctly in my geodatabase tables. Sure, i ...
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How to Import a TrueType Font (or OpenType Font) into a custom ESRI Style without doing it one symbol at a time?

Creating a personal TrueType or OpenType Font with font creation software is easy. Pulling that creation into a custom ESRI Style as (e.g.) Character Marker Symbols is a tedious affair. Is there a ...
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Can OpenLayers2 render a completely custom font-face in a text or point symbolizer?

I am trying to style a feature using a custom font. Geoserver has an extension allowing external graphics in SLD to be defined by a font. OpenLayers doesn't appear to support this particular ...