Feature request #10387

change default label font

Added by matteo ghetta almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:05/29/2014
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Larry Shaffer % Done:


Target version:Future Release - Lower Priority
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Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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It would be great to have the possibility to set the default font of the label just like one can set the font of the print composer.
This should avoid boring problems when exporting projects to machines with different OS.

Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Bug report #8072: Use more modern default font for labels on Windows Open 06/15/2013


Updated by Larry Shaffer almost 3 years ago

  • Assigned to set to Larry Shaffer
  • Target version set to Future Release - Lower Priority

There are two things that can be done here:

It is good to offer the ability to override the default font, but important to offer a good cross-platform font. This is in contrast to Issue #8072, which is to offer good default fonts specific to a platform.

A significant reason to have a cross-platform font, is because the desktop environ may be significantly different than the server, e.g. Mac or Windows -> Linux. Ensuring there is at least one similar default font will go a long ways towards resolving cross-platform deployment of projects, desktop-to-desktop and desktop-to-server.

Currently, the default font is that which Qt defines as default for the platform.

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