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May 12 2010 | 0 comments
Categories: Symbology

I am working on a task were I need to use many symbols and there are not enough symbols in the symbol selector. I have found an ArcView Recreation Symbols Extension from the Minnesota Departement of Natural Resources that I want to use. I downloaded this an saved it on a local server. When I try to add it to the symbol selector it comes in as letters and numbers instead of symbols. What am I doing wrong?

Mapping Center Answer:

There is an easy solution to this problem. The issue is likely caused by the absence of the font which was included in the zip file you obtained from the Minnesota source.

After you extracted the contents of the zip file, you must be sure to add the uncompressed font to the Server font directory and and locally to the font directory.

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