Feature request #2807
Font symbols for fill patterns in polygons
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QGIS should support TTF or Opentype for symbol fill patterns in polygons. They would allow for easier color changes of symbol fills. 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, and these would allow fill pattern customization.
#1 Updated by John Tull over 6 years ago
This an enhancement that would still be valuable for QGIS. Because there are many symbol fonts available, e.g., http://www.nps.gov/hfc/carto/map-symbols.htm, it would benefit QGIS if those could be accessed as fill pattern objects similar to the current svg fill option.
#2 Updated by Alister Hood about 6 years ago
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This should actually be done by replacing the "SVG fill" symbol layer type with a generic "Marker fill" symbol layer type, which would have a "Marker-Change" button to open the "Symbol properties" dialogue.
This is the same way the "Centroid fill" and "Outline: Marker line" Symbol layer types work, and would also enable the use of Simple or Ellipse markers, as well as font or SVG markers.