Charts - Pie Charts are too small to be useful.

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Not sure that this is an actual BUG, or more a feature request for something I find to be so poorly implemented that it is simply non-functional.

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I have used the Content Type 'Charts' and created a few pie charts.  The results are, well, rather useless  to be honest. 

The displayed pie charts are far too small. They are so small that when a User creates a label for a value, that it is likely to be too large for the graph itself.  Therefore I tried making single character labels, which only work when the percentage of the Pie Chart was large enough to 'house' that ONE character label (ca ~10%).  Because of that, I must include text to explain the pie charts slices because the labels are unreadable.  Simply useless.  See 1st attached screen shot. 

Please increase the display size of the pie charts, or even better, include the ability to size them (and place them) as needed.

Also, a far better approach for the labeling is to place the labels OUTSIDE of the graph itself when it doesn't fit inside.  For example, when the label is too large for the slice of the pie graph that it belongs to, it should be displayed outside the graph and utilize a pointer (connecting line) to the appropriate slice. See 2nd attached image.

Yet another improved approach for the labeling is the 'legend' style, Where no labels are in the pie graph at all and to the side/top/bottom is a legend for the colors and their corresponding values and label.  See 3rd attached image.

Please anank you.

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BV52's picture

Hi AnonUser,

Thank you for the well written observation. I agree that this content type is very limited and needs new updates. I also think that this is more of a feature request rather than a bug. Thank you for contributing your ideas on how to make H5P better! With the H5P supporter program the H5P community can now vote for and fund the top voted H5P features. Also there are developers in the community who every now and then work on a feature they find interesting or useful.