[Rd] RGUI font problem (PR#7749)

Christos Hatzis christos at nuverabio.com
Sun Mar 27 21:18:27 CEST 2005

It is running on MDI mode (default).

It appears that if I save the preferences in the default (My Documents)
folder after I make the change, the problem disappears.  I was just
"Apply"-ing the changes and then "OK" without saving the new preferences
first.  As a result, I did not have an Rconsole file in My Documents.

This might be the reason why the problem was not reproducible by the
development team. 

Thanks for you time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] 
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:24 AM
To: christos at nuverabio.com
Cc: r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch; R-bugs at biostat.ku.dk
Subject: Re: [Rd] RGUI font problem (PR#7749)

This would appear to be the same as PR#7277.  That too is not really

One possible crucial piece of missing information: is RGui being run in SDi
or MDI mode?

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 christos at nuverabio.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Christos Hatzis
> Version: 2.0.1 patched (2005-02-18)
> OS: WinXP SP2
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I had encountered a similar problem when changing the font in the R 
> Console and then then open the graphics device by plot(), the console
window whites out.
> this might be related to bug report 7271.  I mentioned it sometime 
> back and was told is was not reproducible.
> Now I have encountered a similar problem that does not appear to 
> relate to the graphics device. I started an R session, changed the font to
size 8, Apply/OK.
> Then I opened a help page by typing
>> ?plot
> the R help page opened in a different (system?) font and the font in 
> the console also changed to the same bold-face, non-proportional font.  
> Then when I typed another help command, the console completely blanked

It is almost certainly not blank, just using the wrong foreground colour.

> There seems to be some strange interaction going on between new 
> windows opened by the system and the font setting in the GUI preferences.

Yes, and that is PR#7277.

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