[Rd] Phonetic symbols (IPA) in R graphics

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Dec 13 19:44:53 CET 2006


Giampiero Salvi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to add phonetic symbols in my figures. Usually I typeset
> my documents in LaTeX and I use the tipa [1] package to get
> International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) fonts. So, my problem would be
> solved if I could insert LaTeX commands in the text() function (I
> guess at least).
> I would like to avoid using psfrag (that is, inserting a string in
> the eps figure and then substituting it with the right symbol with
> dvips) because I would like to work with pdf pictures and pdflatex
> as well as latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf.

Take a look at ...

Fonts, lines, and transparency in R graphics. R News, 4(2):5-9,
September 2004.

Non-standard fonts in PostScript and PDF graphics. R News, 6(2):41-47,
May 2006.



> If inserting special fonts is not possible at the moment, I would
> appreciate some hints on how I could go about modifying text() to
> include this feature. (This is why I post to r-devel instead of
> r-help)
> Thank you!
> Giampiero
> [1] http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/clmt/latex4ling/tipa/
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