Feature request #15807

Ability to set buffer and background to font markers

Added by Adam Szieberth over 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:23727


Font markers are superior to labels (at least for a point layer) in some aspects:

1. They stay on their own layer: sometimes it is the preferred behavior.
2. A single symbol can have multiple of them: no need of duplicate layers with label and no symbol are necessary to show multiple values around a point.
3. Once issues #15804 and #15805 would be resolved then they could be used as nice layer symbols in print composer too.
4. They have awesome draw effects.

To make them more useful for this purpose it would be nice to have buffers and backgrounds for them.
Maybe as draw effects too but draw effects are unable to get settings overridden by data.
So best would be the same buffer/background features a regular label have.

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #15804: Symbol icon should show output preview value Closed 2016-11-03
Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #15805: Symbol icon center should be the center of its bounding b... Closed 2016-11-03


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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