How can I flip labels on my lines upside down? I am styling some OSM data and the cartocss is currently

text-size: 14; 
text-name: [NAME]; 
text-face-name: 'ATRotSemSanLigIta Regular'; 
text-fill: #000; 
text-halo-fill: fadeout(white, 40%); 
text-halo-radius: 2; 
text-placement: line; 
text-dy: 12; 

I think its via text-orientation but cannot get it to fire

1 Answer 1


Try to use:


where angle is a number with values from 0 to 360.

  • this is close but I want the labels on lines. When text-placement:line is selected, the text-orientation is overridden
    – jotamon
    Commented Jan 22, 2014 at 21:11
  • I think you are right, although the documentation does not say anything about it. Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 6:39
  • 1
    yep, messed around a bunch and can't get them both simultaneously Commented Jan 24, 2014 at 18:22

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