Hi Grant, 

I assume that all of your symbols are within the same font - correct? 

If yes, if you open the font in your operating system font viewer you
will see each symbol and what character it is representing. You can then
use this character either in classified rendereres, rule-based renderers
or in a QGIS expression, e.g. with a CASE statement. You enter the
chosen character in "Layer properties" --> "Labels" --> "Label with". 

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Please consult the styling chapter of the QGIS manual for more details:
http://docs.qgis.org/2.14/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_vector/vector_properties.html#style-menu
[1]- it helps you get going. 

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Greetings, 

Andreas 

On 2016-08-29 08:50, Grant Boxer wrote:

> Hi Andreas, 
> 
> I was wondering if I can use different font symbols in the same point file, 
> defined by the data-defined properties. How do I reference the individual 
> font symbols? For example, if I have a point file that contains bedding data 
> and joint data, can I get QGIS to allocate the appropriate font symbol to 
> each data type (i.e. font symbol "a" for bedding and font symbol "b" for 
> joints)? Is there say an ASCII code? 
> 
> I hope that makes sense! 
> 
> Cheers Grant 
> 
> Grant Boxer 
> 
> Consultant Geologist (_FAIG R.P. Geo_) 
> 
> Perth, Western Australia 
> 
> Email: box...@iinet.net.au 
> 
> Mobile: 0418 954 059 
> 
> Skype: grantboxer 
> 
> Website: www.iinet.net.au/~gboxer 
> 
> FROM: Neumann, Andreas [mailto:a.neum...@carto.net] 
> SENT: Monday, 29 August 2016 2:03 PM
> TO: Grant Boxer
> CC: qgis-user@lists.osgeo.org
> SUBJECT: Re: [Qgis-user] Font Markers 
> 
> Hi Grant, 
> 
> Are you talking about different glyphs in a single font or that every marker 
> resides is in a different font? 
> 
> Both would be possible using data-defined properties. But it would be easier 
> to maintain and probably also faster/more efficient if you use just a single 
> font and just change the glyph. 
> 
> You use data-defined columns or expressions using this button, which is next 
> to every property in QGIS styling and labeling: 
> http://docs.qgis.org/2.14/en/_images/mIconDataDefine.png 
> 
> Please read in the QGIS manual about the data-defined properties to 
> understand the concept. See 
> http://docs.qgis.org/2.14/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_vector/vector_properties.html#data-defined-labeling
>  
> 
> Greetings, 
> 
> Andreas 
> 
> On 2016-08-26 16:00, Grant Boxer wrote:
> 
>> I have a series of points in one layer that I want to mark with different 
>> font markers. Is there a way I can do this by "defining" a font description 
>> in a "font number/id" column? 
>> 
>> Grant Boxer 
>> 
>> Perth, Western Australia 
>> 
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