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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Mar 13 13:04:49 CET 2005

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> 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...

That's still surmise.

>> 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?).

Kurt and myself (where uncredited).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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