I wished to know if there's a way to make the Font Marker don't cross or be inside the the feature, as shown in the images bellow.

The text is not a label, but made in Geometry Generator with "Point/Multipoint" as Geometry Type. I imagine there's a solution with an expression in the Rotation or Offset properties, but I'm not well familiar in writing them yet.

This is the text settings:

In simbology, add a symbol layers with Geometry Generator as type. This is the expression I use: nodes_to_points( $geometry). Geometry type: Point/Multipoint.

Then in Symbol layer type I put "Font Maker". And in property Character(s) I use this expression:

'P' || to_string ( with_variable('new_position',
  with_variable('n_to_p', nodes_to_points(force_rhr($geometry)),
    with_variable('array_coord_y', array_foreach(
        generate_series(1, num_points(@n_to_p)), y(point_n(@n_to_p, @element))
      array_find(@array_coord_y, array_first(
            @array_coord_y, ascending:=false
  if (
    @geometry_part_num <= @new_position,
    num_points($geometry) - 1 + @geometry_part_num - @new_position,
    @geometry_part_num - (@new_position)

This is how it is right now: enter image description here

This is how I wanted it to be, the text outside the feature: enter image description here

  • Please add the whole label settings in text form, thank you.
    – Erik
    Aug 5, 2021 at 14:47
  • I wrote all the settings that I use to create the text. Hope it helps, thanks!!
    – Felippe M.
    Aug 5, 2021 at 15:21
  • I suspect you may need to generate the points as a virtual layer (with labels) and then use the polygon's labelling settings (labels>placement>obstacles>settings>minimise placing labels over the feature's interior) to ensure those labels are always outside the polygon. I can help with generating the points in SQL but the label text column I'm not so sure.
    – she_weeds
    Aug 6, 2021 at 5:02

1 Answer 1


Depending on the complexity of your polygons, you could get their boundaries, offset them using a miter join type (2) and then convert to points for pseudo-labelling.


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  • It would work if only it didn't duplicate some vertices. I don't know why it happens, but in duplicating the vertices it won't be a true representation of the polygon I'm working. I don't think there's a function that offsets the polygon preserving number of vertices, is there? I searched for it after seeing your answer but couldn't find anything. Thank you.
    – Felippe M.
    Aug 19, 2021 at 14:06

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