[R] charset in graphics
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 13 14:43:20 CEST 2007
On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> 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
>> I use Ubuntu Feisty, the locale is utf-8 ...
>> Do I need to specify somewhere the locale for R, or - default font for the
> You mean as in
> This works fine for me on OpenSUSE 10.2, so I don't think the issue is
> in R. More likely, this has to do with X11 fonts (Unicode is handled via
> a rather complicated mechanism involving virtual fonts). Postscript/PDF
> is a bit more difficult. See ?postscript and the reference to
> Murrell+Ripley's R News article inside.
> The correct incantation seems to be
> postscript(font="URWHelvetica", encoding="ISOLatin7")
The encoding should happen automagically in a Lithuanian UTF-8 locale, and
does for me. But suitable fonts (e.g. URW ones) are needed.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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