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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Changing text element font size using ArcPy?

I need my script to change the font size of a text element if the string is too long to fit in the title section of the map. I've looked into it using ArcPy, but haven't had any luck. Does anyone ...
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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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Attaching Excel sheet with different language font(hindi) to shapefile

When I try to join a excel sheet with Hindi font to a shp file, I get '?????' as a result in those cells which has Hindi font. (Before/Aft images attached) I tried changing the locale language 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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Assigning different colors to different parts of text in labels using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 2.14.3. It is now possible to assign different colors (or fonts) to different parts of text in one label (I have seen How to make a different font and color of text in labels? )? If so,...
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Setting default label font in QGIS?

QGIS currently does not have a way to set a default font to be used for labelling, and being lazy I'm getting tired of having to set our house font styling for every layer I create or use (see change ...
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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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Off-setting a single character in a text box

I am attempting to offset an ESRI character (the bird in the image) to be bottom-alignment with Location X. Is there any type of formatting tag that might allow me to shift the character upward? I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using ESRI character font (“Environmental & Icons”) with formatting tag in layout text box

I am attempting to use a character from the ESRI Environmental & Icons font collection (A bird in particular). I went into my character map tool and found the one I want (symbol right parenthesis)....
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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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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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Converting an image into a font to label point features

How do you convert an image (ex: company logo) into a font and store it within arcmap so that it can be called upon to label point features with?
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Embedding font into .mxd using ArcMap?

I use a custom made font for symbols on my map in ArcMap 10. Is there anyway to embed the font in the .mxd file so I don't have to distribute the font files with instructions on how to install it to ...
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External font in CartoCSS

I want to use a non CartoDB-installed typeface (one from typography.com) for the place labels (closer than 14z) on the map at http://outgoingnyc.com. So far if I try to do it in the css, it fails (...
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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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QGIS Set label text quadrant as above baseline or below the top of the ascent

In the product description for a topographic map over Sweden there is a recommendation to use an abbribute field containing digits to quadrant placement of labels in a point shapefile containing all ...
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Mapinfo 12.5 halo font in layout window

I wonder if it is possible to add halo font in layout window in Mapinfo 12.5. I was trying to do this but this option is disable. Is any way to do this in Mapinfo or how to do this?
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Batch processing ( offset of font marker) in QGIS

I have a group of layers with type linestring. Every line consists of simple line and marker line (font marker). I have a batch file(csv) with offsets of font markers. Do you know if there is any ...
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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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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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Change text\ font size element using Arcpy

I try to change the font size and the element xy position of text element for several maps. Right now the font size is 21.79 and the xy position is: elm.elementPositionX = 8.204 elm.elementPositionY ...
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How to get Myriad Pro as font in ArcMap

I have an ArcPy script tool that exports a map with appropriate labels (10.1 SP1) and my coworker who made the original mxd that I'm basing it on is using Myriad Pro as the font for the text elements. ...
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Why font size doesn't set for text in MapBasic?

I have annotations layer with that was imported from ArcGIS and want to set font in MapInfo. ArcGIS annotations contains its settings inside annotations objects (in Shape field, as I guess) but this ...
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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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How can I add a custom font in ArcGIS server 10.2

I have made a map export template which used Arial in the scalebar labels. I have installed a new font in my pc and I can see the font change from arcmap. When I install the custom font in the ...
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Ordnance Survey Master Map font in QGIS 2.14

I have been trying to style some OSMM data using their supplied QML files which include a font with some of their symbology in. I've added the font to my system (ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and when viewed in ...
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How to publish a single (standardized) QGIS symbology which relates to different datasets of same schema?

Given a specific (locally extended/stored) symbology and styling in QGIS which refers to several different shapefiles or tables (GeoPackage/Spatialite), how can I easily move or share this with ...
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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: /home/<user>/Documents/MapBox/<...
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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 ...