Feature request #12136
Add option to only place a label if it fits inside of a polygon
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It would be useful if there was an option to only place labels if they fit inside of the polygon. Currently the closest option that I am aware of is to set the "Suppress labeling of features smaller than" option. This option works great if all the labels will have the same number of characters - such as a Parcel Identification Number. However, "suppress labeling of feature classes smaller than" does not work well if we are labels have various lengths such as County Name.I think there are three parts to making sure labels fit inside a polygon.
- Calculate the width of the label, which can be done by taking the font width * the number of characters. Or more specifically adding the width of each character up in a label as some fonts have different width characters.
- Calculate the feature width. - This algorithim is already figured out with the "suppress labeling of features smaller than..." option.
- Only place a label if the label width is shorter than the feature width.
Thank you for your consideration