What do all symbols in all the ESRI font groups symbolize?
When you are in the Symbol Propoerty Editor Window, there are a list of different Esri Fonts. Say I pick Esri Oil, Gas, and Water because I'm doing a map with gas lines, water lines, valves, etc. What do those characters represent? I'm looking for a simple chart of symbols and font characters and what they represent. I'm doing a Utilities map and would like to use symbols that, those in the field, would recognize.
Mapping Center Answer:
Let's say you are just exploring what is available to you in the ArcGIS Symbol collection. You've already found the Symbol Property Editor and then you see all the glyphs which are available to use. Some of these are stand alone symbols, while others are parts of symbols pre-assembled for you under the Styles that come with ArcGIS. Styles are general groups of symbols that can be useful for a particular user community or map document.
There are utility-related styles (Water Wastewater, Utilities, etc.) and they reference the glyphs (images) of the fonts you are seeing. In the styles, attempts were made to name the symbols with simple industry-appropriate names. You may find that something is already ready for you to apply to your Utilities map.
There are a couple ways in which you can view these symbols. The fast and simple method is to download the PDFs that are online under the ESRI Support Center. Here is the link: http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=knowledgebase.documentation.viewDoc&PID=80&MetaID=854.
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