Feature request #2070

Font support for symbol display

Added by Andreas Neumann over 14 years ago. Updated over 13 years ago.

Assignee:Jürgen Fischer
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:12130


QGIS should support TTF or Opentype for symbols. They would allow for easier color changes of symbols. Also, many symbol fonts already exist. User should be able to select a font-family and select a character, next to the size and color changes.


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 13 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

symbology-ng has support for FontMarker.

#2 Updated by John Tull over 13 years ago

  • Resolution deleted (fixed)
  • Status changed from Closed to Feedback

Shouldn't this option also exist for fill patterns in polygons? I.e., the ability to select a font symbol for the basis of a fill pattern. Reopening and setting to milestone 1.6.0.

#3 Updated by Andreas Neumann over 13 years ago

jctull: I think this bug should be closed. What you describe here is a separate issue. The original bug only dealt with point symbolization. Area/polygon fills are a separate issue. Please open a separate enhancement request for this idea.

I don't think it is a good idea to change bug requirements later on, unless it was wrong from the beginning.

#4 Updated by John Tull over 13 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

I'm not sure that the original description was specific to point symbols only, but perhaps that was the intent. Regardless, happy to report it separately if that makes more sense to others.

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