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Tricks & Tips Making town names large

Using mkgmap style commands how do you ... ?

Create Large Town Names

Many of us may have been frustrated by the fact that town names appear large in Basecamp or Mapsource but NOT on one's GPS.

There is one solution that will always work:

Check out on your GPS for any labels that are large.

You may have used different type numbers to distinguish towns from cities,villages and suburbs.

There is a whole range of type numbers between 0x100 and 0x1F1F.

I discovered that the 64GPS uses 0x1F00 to display large names.


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