Size of words

Posted by Guvani on 16 August 2015 in English (English).

Hello, somebody know how increase the size of words editing the maps?

Comment from redsteakraw on 16 August 2015 at 17:52

Size of words? Can you expand on this because I don’t understand your problem. Also include the editor and region involved.

Comment from Guvani on 16 August 2015 at 17:59

Thanks; for example I could use the tag: ‘natural=bay’,but the size of the words in the map is very small, I would like put a big label, to cover all area.

Comment from TomH on 16 August 2015 at 19:45

You (as a data editor) can’t control that. You are providing data describing the world, not instructions for a specific rendering.

The default rendering is controlled by the stylesheet at so if you want to increase the size of text that is the place to ask and/or offer help.

Comment from Warin61 on 16 August 2015 at 22:54

The tag has been entered in the data base.

The size of text for a particular GPS, Phone or Computer depends on the ‘render’ (the maker of the map - they use the data base to get the data.. but the way in which they use it is up to them).

Some GPSes have the ability to change the size of the text, some do not. There may be renders that can change the size of the text too.

But there is no way of entering data into the data base to determine the size of the text nor when it appears (different zoom levels). It would be particularly difficult to do this considering the number of different hardware and software that uses the data.

So .. if you want a more detailed answer .. you ‘ll have to say what you are using - both hardware and software.

Comment from Guvani on 16 August 2015 at 23:01


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