PostScript bugs in R-0.63.1

Ben Bolker ben@eno.Princeton.EDU
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 11:59:18 -0500 (EST)

  I have a minor problem with the PostScript generated by R-0.63.1.

  Specifically, the files generated *will* work in:

    on an HP LaserJet
    on an Apple LaserWriter

  *will not* work in:

     ghostscript under xdvi
     on a SPARCprinter
  The error message on the SPARCprinter was

Error: /invalidfont
Command: 'definefont'
Ostack: /Font5 /Font5 font(Symbol,1)
  [and quite a bit more ...]

  This was a picture with no Symbol font involved, so I was able to
comment out the following line:

%/Font5 /Symbol findfont definefont

and then the PostScript worked under xdvi and on the SPARCprinter.

  Any ideas?

  A meta-question: should I submit this to the bug-tracking system 1) in
addition 2) instead of sending to R-devel?  It seems the bug-tracking
system isn't heavily used, and that its value is proportional to how much
it's used (otherwise you just have to search the R-devel and R-help

    Ben Bolker

Benjamin Bolker          Dep't of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,    Princeton University
tel: (609) 258-6886,     fax: (609) 258-1334

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