Feature request #19370
Enable bold for layer labels is too difficult
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To enable Bold font I now need to go through the "Data defined override" > Field type.
Is this a good thing? I find it more cumbersome than clicking on a Bold button.
#1 Updated by Harrissou Santanna about 4 years ago
To enable Bold font I now need to go through the "Data defined override" > Field type
If you want the bold enabled for all the features, no need to (set and) use a field. Instead of selecting a field, click on Edit and type 1 (meaning enabled).
That said, I agree that there's something not obvious to me in the pushbutton being always disabled: if the DD button internally sets the style to Bold (or Italic btw), why wouldn't the pushbutton do it? And as far as I can see, it's always possible to set the DD, whatever the font (whether it allows bold style or not).
Isn't it a bit weird to have to use DD button for such a "common" option...?
#3 Updated by Harrissou Santanna about 4 years ago
Some fonts do not have "bold" style proposed in the combobox but when applying the DD option, you can notice a change in the label rendering.
See for example (taken randomly) Centaure font: it only has "Normal" style but applying the Italic DD option you'll see a change. Hence Why not just allow to push the I button? With other fonts, the Bold effect might be obviouser.