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Objet : caractères des noms trop petits Pour les personnes qui utilisent OpenStreetMap comme atlas, les noms des villes sont trop petits. Est-il possible de les grossir ?

Mot-clé : toponymes

Re : fonts used for place names are too small For people who use OpenStreetMap as an atlas, the names of cities are too small. Is it possible to enlarge them ?

Key word: toponyms , size ; Mapnik

Discussions liées / Related discussions :

1) Font size seems inappropriate to scale

2) Font size and adding scale to map

asked 28 Nov '12, 14:50

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Pascal Boule...
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edited 28 Nov '12, 14:52

It seems to me that Andy Allan's answer here exactly answers your question. Have I misunderstood; is there anything else that you're asking?

(28 Nov '12, 14:59) SomeoneElse ♦

No, I am asking about Web accessibility of Mapnik for impaired persons. How to enlarge the Mapnik fonts if I need it ?

Visual impairment

(28 Nov '12, 15:15) Pascal Boule...

What I was trying to say by linking to Andy Allan's answer was that OpenStreetMap is really all about the data. Sure, there is a map on the main page, but it's just one example of what you can do with the data.

If you want to create a map with the same data but with larger fonts used for text, you can. The answer to the other question that you linked to explains a bit about it, although it might take a little while to get your head around the osm.xml file used to control how things are displayed by the standard OSM rendering stack. The switch2osm site describes setting up your own tile server in some detail.

If you really think that what the map on the main page does right now is wrong, then you can add an enhancement request here. Unfortunately, there can be conflicting requests (e.g. "make the text bigger", "show more things", "make it cleaner and easier to read") so not everything is possible.

Finally, someone may already have created the map (with larger text labels) that you're looking for. There's a wiki page here which might have some useful links on it, and a mailing list here.

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answered 28 Nov '12, 16:37

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Thank for the link to enhancement request -

(28 Nov '12, 16:50) Pascal Boule...

On my computer, Ctrl-+ 'zooms' the display, increasing the legibility of any lettering.

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answered 29 Nov '12, 22:36

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This is of course a feature of the browser you use, but most modern browsers support Ctrl-+ (at least Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome do).

(30 Nov '12, 10:50) sleske

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