Using http://bl.ocks.org/danswick/a4de5c170c04fdd38bb4 and https://www.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/example/cluster/ I made a Mapbox GL JS map.

  • It has no vector tiles basemap but raster tiles.
  • It has vector data from GeoJSON points that get clustered.

Now the text labels for the clusters are broken:

evented.js:109 Error: layers.cluster-count.layout.text-field: use of "text-field" requires a style "glyphs" property

I assume that this is because I have no vector style and thus no vector style for "glyphs".

https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js/issues/4808 says I should add:

"glyphs": "http://fonts.openmaptiles.org/{fontstack}/{range}.pbf"

which I did. My map definition ends up like this:

var map = new mapboxgl.Map({
    container: 'map',
    style: {
        "version": 8,
        "sources": {
            "simple-tiles": {
                "type": "raster",
                "tiles": [
                "tileSize": 256,
        "glyphs": "http://fonts.openmaptiles.org/{fontstack}/{range}.pbf"
        "layers": [{
            "id": "simple-tiles",
            "type": "raster",
            "source": "simple-tiles",
            "minzoom": 0,
            "maxzoom": 22
    center: [10.447683, 51.163375],
    zoom: 6

But all I get are lots of errors

evented.js:109 Error: Error: Error at Actor.receive (actor.js:81)

How can I get text to work?

"glyphs": "http://fonts.openmaptiles.org/{fontstack}/{range}.pbf"

did not have the font I used. I had to find a different provider. It works just fine with

"glyphs": "mapbox://fonts/mapbox/{fontstack}/{range}.pbf"

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