Symbol Format

This section describes the settings and options for formatting in symbol.army .

Overview

Here you have extensive options for adapting the display of the symbols to your requirements.

Settings and options for the formatting in the tactical symbol generator

Line Width

The line width is given in % of the symbol size. The default is 2.5%.

Example for Default Symbol Example for Default Symbol
2.5% 4%

Date&Time

You can set the date and time format according to your requirements. The following characters are possible:

Sign Description
Year
yy Year with 2 digits (00-99)
yyyy Year with 4 digits (0000-9999)
Month
m Month as number without leading zero (1-12)
mm Month as number with leading zero (01-12)
mmm Name of month as abbreviation (depends on the server, for example: Jan)
mmmm Name of month (depends on the server, for example: January)
Day
d Day as number without leading zero (1-31)
dd Day as number with leading zero (01-31)
ddd Name of day as abbreviation (depends on the server, for example: Sat)
dddd Name of day (depends on the server, for example: Saturday)
Hour
h Hour without leading zero (0-23)
hh Hour with leading zero (00-23)
am/pm The time is displayed in 12 hour format
a/p The time is displayed in 12 hour format
Minute
n Minute without leading zero (0-59)
nn Minute with leading zero (00-59)
Second
s Second without leading zero (0-59)
ss Second with leading zero (00-59)
Signs
‘:’ German time separator
‘\’ English date separator
‘Xyz’ Characters enclosed in double or single quotation marks are displayed as text
Local specific Date-time strings
ddddd Use the server’s specific short date format
dddddd Use the server’s specific long date format
t Use the server’s specific short time format
tt Use the server’s specific long time format

Optimized Colors

If the symbol is not filled, the line color is optimized for better readability.

Optimized Status Light Modifier Size

If the modifier ‘Op status and need for action’ is set, the status symbol is displayed larger when checkbox is set.

1-Point Symbols

In this area you can make settings for tactical signs.

Settings for tactical signs

Symbol Size

The dimension defines the height of the base frame of the symbol. The size is only taken into account for vector graphics.

Show Shadow

If the flag is set, the base frame of the symbol casts a shadow.

Example for Default Symbol Example for Symbol without shadow
Shadow No Shadow

Symbol filled

If the flag is set, the basic frame of the symbol is filled out. If the ‘colored’ flag is set, the content is blue, otherwise white.

Example for Default Symbol Example for not filled Symbol
Symbol Filled Symbol not filled

Optional Frame Format

For certain types of symbols (e.g. vehicles) the frame can be switched on or off here.

Modifier-Text Size

Here you can change the text size of the modifiers around the symbol. The value corresponds to % of the height of the basic symbol. Default value is 33%.

Example for Default Modifiers Example for large Modifiers
Size 33% Size 60%

Bold Modifier-Text

If this flag is set, the modifier texts are shown as bold.

Example for Default Modifiers Example for bold Modifiers
Normal Bold

Modifier-Text Color

This dialog can be used to set the color of the modifier texts. Standard is black.

Example for Default Modifiers Example for blue Modifiers
Standard Blue Text

Line Color

This dialog is used to define the colors of the signature lines.

Example for Default Modifiers Example for blue Modifiers
Standard Red Linies

Colored

This checkbox determines whether the signature is displayed in color or black and white.

Example for Default Modifiers Example for blue Modifiers
Standard Not colored

Tactical Graphics

In this area you can make settings for tactical graphics.

Settings for tactical graphics

Label Distribution

This value determines the distance between the text label in a tactical graphic. Standard is 15 cm.

Modifier-Text Color

This dialog can be used to set the color of the modifier texts. Standard is black.

Line Color

This dialog is used to define the colors of the lines in the graphic.

Colored

This checkbox determines whether the tactical graphic is displayed in color or black and white.

Reset Symbol Format

With this command you can reset all settings to the default values.