[Rd] unexpected behaviour of expression(sum())

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Mar 13 11:48:11 CET 2005

Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> So my guess on scalable fonts was right.
> I suspect this is a problem in how the X server is using Type1 fonts,
> specifically in how it thinks they are encoded.  This is why I asked
> about the locale: \summation is \345 in the Adobe symbol character set
> and \circleplus is \305 which is a u/case to l/case difference in
> Latin-1.

Well, the X server is defenseless against people aliasing fonts with
incompatible encodings...
> I now recall Kurt had similar problems with gsfonts-x11 last August:
> >> Kurt has found a problem with the last two pages of demo(plotmath) on
> >> X11 (some symbols either wrong or missing completely).
> We found
> >> the issue seems to be that gsfonts-x11 has aliases
> >>
> >> -adobe-symbol-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-fontspecific
> "-urw-standard symbols l-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-fontspecific"
> >> "-urw-standard symbols l-regular-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-fontspecific" "-
> urw-standard symbols l-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-adobe-fontspecific"
> >> Any way to ensure that these fonts are not taken by us?
> > I don't think so, for if I understand that the alias file is lying about
> > encodings. We specifically added "-adobe-symbol" to overcome problems with
> > abi symbol fonts at ETHZ, but if that package says the urw fonts in
> > `standard symbols l' are in adobe symbol and they are not, you are in
> > trouble.

...as previously noted, it seems (who are you citing there?). 

I vaguely recall some messup with the GS fonts on Fedora 3 (making
xpdf misbehave on slides) but it seems to have been resolved long ago. 

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