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larger text halo radius for school, college, university & kindergarten #18

jburgess777 opened this Issue Dec 17, 2012 · 2 comments


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In the carto style the text radius for school, college, etc is 2, whereas the osm.xml is only 1

[amenity] = 'school' or [amenity] = 'college'
TextSymbolizer size="9" fill="#33" fontset-name="book-fonts" halo-radius="1" wrap-width="14" placement="interior">[name]

([amenity] = 'school')
TextSymbolizer size="9" fill="#33" fontset-name="fontset-0" halo-radius="2" wrap-width="14" placement="interior" ><![CDATA[[name]]]>

I can confirm this. I admit though that the halo-radius of 2 makes the label slightly easier to read and would vote to keep the halo-radius at 2.

That said, any style changes weren't going to be done on until v3.0, so just leave this alone until then ? revert it back to 1 now ? Either way, this is a very trivial fix (in changing code). what do you think @gravitystorm ?


gravitystorm commented Mar 13, 2013

I've reverted it - no particular opinion on which was better, so went with the original.

For what it's worth, I think most of the text is too small, and it'll be better to improve legibility with better fonts, and bigger sizes, rather than just big white halos.

@k127 k127 pushed a commit to k127/openstreetmap-carto that referenced this issue Oct 16, 2016

@giggls giggls Merge pull request #18 from rory/patch-1
Update INSTALL-de.md
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