[R] scalable fonts problem on Linux

Stewart Schultz schultz at fig.cox.miami.edu
Mon Sep 24 21:09:49 CEST 2001

Hello R users,

I can't do demo(graphics) on my Linux box because it aborts after giving me
this message on the third plot:

Error in title(main = "January Pie Sales", cex.main = 1.8, font.main = 1) :
        X11 font at size 22 could not be loaded

I assume from a previous message in this mailing list that this is a
Helvetica font that needs to be rescaled.  To address this problem I have
installed all fonts that seem to be necessary, including freefont,
gsfonts-X11, sharefont, xfonts-100dpi, xfonts-75dpi, xfonts-base,
xfonts-scalable, xfs, xfstt, and others that looked pertinent, yet this
still has not solved the problem.  Any ideas what I should do next (besides
turning it into a bitmap)?  Many plots besides the demos get aborted for
this reason.


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