[R] charset in graphics

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 13 11:12:55 CEST 2007

On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Donatas G. wrote:

> How do I make Lithuanian characters display correctly in R graphics?
> Instead of the special characters for Lithuanian language I get question
> marks...
> I use Ubuntu Feisty, the locale is utf-8 ...
> Do I need to specify somewhere the locale for R, or - default font for the
> graphics?

See ?X11, especially the 'Fonts' section (assuming that is the graphics 
device you are using: you did not actually say but that is the device 
most likely to be giving question marks or empty rectangles for missing 

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