negative numbers in R plots in Illustrator 8 (and higher?) (PR#2199)

Peter Dalgaard BSA
22 Oct 2002 18:46:13 +0200 writes:

> Negative numbers in (encapsulated) postscript generated by R loose
> their sign when opened in Adobe Illustrator 8 (french). This was so
> in 1.5.x and remains in 1.6.0.
> I suppose that this is a known issue, although it is rather a flaw
> in Illustrator than in R, if my analysis of it is correct. I sent a
> lengthy mail containing a solution (ISOLatin1Encoding has to be
> redefined) to the r-help mailing list, where it never arrived.
> Is there any interest in that I retype it and send it here?

First tell us your analysis... There is some weirdness with
hyphen-vs-minus in the ISOLatin1Encoding, which I at some point got
convinced that we're actually Doing According To Standards, weird as
it might seem. However, if Adobe themselves are getting it wrong, we
might reconsider our position.

I think it is Brian who has the scars from that particular battle.

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