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I need some advice and suggestions forimproving the Country and Mountain Range Labels on this map:

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Since the overall map look is on the dark side, what about light colored type with a dark outline? (I'm not suggesting yellow as in the example below - just to illustrate)
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How about making the font and style more like the other geological features on the map, like the Enylchek Glacier?
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Here are a couple of different approaches. I like Nick's idea of using a brighter color with a dark outline. I prefer number 1 out of the colors i came up with. Erin

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I think for the places, countries, and mountain names it could be subtler using white, but you may need to be more agressive with the outlines.

Look at Tashkent, Pakistan, and Pik Achiktash:
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