20008: Layer uses a text symbol which draws with faux bold or italic styles

Your layer contains a text symbol with a faux bold or italic style applied to it. The display of this symbol in a basemap layer or optimized map service will differ from your standard ArcMap display.


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This warning message is telling you that the font your text symbol references does not have bold or italic styles. The ArcMap drawing pipeline, which is based on Windows GDI, will emulate these styles for you. The display pipeline of basemap layers and optimized map services will not emulate these styles in this manner. For more information on this topic, see Drawing differences between the ArcGIS drawing engines.