Vertical placement for Asian text

The Maplex Label Engine enables vertical character orientation for proper display of vertical Asian text. This allows the horizontal display of individual characters when the label is placed vertically. A single label will not mix vertical and horizontal layouts, and the text symbol will be updated to draw text with a vertical layout above 45 degrees and a horizontal layout under 45 degrees.

This option is only available if the font has vertical text metrics.

Vertical character orientation of Chinese characters

You can control the character orientation of the Asian text labels by specifying the placement position and the CJK character orientation.

For line features

For polygon features

For point features

  1. Enable the Maplex Label Engine.
  2. Click the Label Manager button Label Manager on the Labeling toolbar.
  3. Check the check box next to the layer you want to label.
  4. Choose a label class under the layer.
  5. Click Symbol.
  6. Check the CJK character orientation check box.
  7. This option is only shown if the font has vertical text metrics.

  8. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.
You can also use the Labels tab on the Layer Properties dialog box to set text symbol properties.

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