Allow more fonts for Vector Tile Service.

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06-06-2017 03:30 AM
Status: Open
shan_sarkar
Regular Contributor

Allow more fonts like Calibri , Verdana to be used in Vector Tiles. It seems there are few limited fonts that are supported for creating labels in Vector tiles. Currently using Verdana and Calibri fonts makes the text look bolder on its own.

List of fonts supported are listed on page 25 of the pdf.

http://esri.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f0b44a7e86b84109920e23e1e09d38a8 

From a cartographic perspective these are limited options. If implemented this will give a wide range of selections for mapping and cartography department.

3 Comments
RobertBorchert

Most

RobertBorchert

most likely the limitation is derived from the need to make online mapping work faster. the more font options allowed the more variables and the slower things will get.

shan_sarkar

It might be a limitation, but that doesn't mean we cannot improve the product. I am sure there are many such limitations that are yet to uncover but unless we work to fix or implement them how do we expect to compete with other firms that create maps?