X11 font at size 22 could not be loaded

Peter Kleiweg kleiweg@let.rug.nl
Tue, 1 Oct 2002 21:34:26 +0200 (CEST)

I'm not sure this is a bug in R.

Since a few weeks I have a new PC, SuSE 8.0 installed. When
running demo(graphics) I get after a few graphs:

    Error in title(main = "January Pie Sales", cex.main = 1.8, font.main = 1) :
            X11 font at size 22 could not be loaded

And the demo stops.

This is in R 1.6.0. I get the same in R 1.5.1 on HP-UX, but
using my PC as the X-server.

So, it could be there is something wrong with the set-up of my
machine. SuSE 8.0 is pretty much up-to-date, but I can't
guarantee I didn't something stupid during installation. I will
try to find out what could be wrong with my fonts.

However, so far I haven't noticed any font problems with other
programs. If R can't load the font it wants, shouldn't it
continue with the next best thing, instead of stopping with an
error message?

Peter Kleiweg

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