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    Help Symbols for cities, capitals, etc.

    Hi,

    sorry if this has been already said somewhere, but I did some quick searches and couldn't find anything.

    Is there somewhere some good set of symbols to use for cities, capitals and the like? I mean that kind of "star inside a circle" symbols. I could make my own, but I'd like to know first what is what the pros are using :-)

    Thanks in advance.

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    If you are on windows, check the the charmap application which allows you to select a font and see all of the "letters" in it. Wingdings has many items that could be used for village, town, city type symbols(but no star in a circle as far as I know.)
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    You probably ought to try this first:

    www.dundjinni.com/forums/uploads/rshah21/World_Map.zip

    If that doesn't work, take it out of the first posting here:

    http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/foru...402&KW=symbols

    And also check this out:

    http://www.dundjinni.com/forums/foru...s.asp?TID=7051
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    Id say the pros make their own and add them to their tool bag to pull back out if another occasion arises for them to be used. If you can, I say make your own. It gives your map a uniqueness that will help it stand out from the rest. either way i hope you find what you need
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    There isn't really any particular standard that I'm aware of for city point symbology. It's generally a dot or dot within a dot for a city, with the size often relating to the size or importance of the city. Capitals often have a star, star on a dot, dot on a star, or something like that.

    There are plenty of other options like varying the label. A double underline for a national capital and a single underline for a regional capital for instance.

    Use whatever provides the clearest and easiest to read result for your map and the particular information you want to convey with it.

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    I Guess a good question is, are you doing Modern or Fantasy?

    Fantasy cities are usually represented by the following:

    Symbols for cities, capitals, etc.-symbols.png

    Even though I use CC3, I tend to make my own City Symbols with just Circles and Stars.
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    Thanks for all, folks. What you've posted is great stuff, and I've found a few other places on the net with symbols alike. Thanks!

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