Feature request #4839

New feature: Text symbol layers

Added by MRick - about 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:01/19/2012
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:all Resolution:
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Actually, if we want to have a text symbol layer it is impossible, the only way available is to enter a single letter (font marker).
It is missing the possibility to enter a word or a phrase instead of text as a layer with the following optional settings:
- Font
- Font style (normal, black, italic etc)
- Font size
- Color
- Buffer
- On the line, above (select distance), up (select distance)
- Rotate
- Invert (left to right or right to left, top to bottom or bottom to top)

And so, this makes useless the font marker, since it is more advanced and the font marker is buggy: I can't use dingbats, a lot of special characters are not supported and the window to display the characters map is very very very slow.


Updated by Alexander Bruy about 5 years ago

  • Category set to Symbology

Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

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