[R] charset in graphics
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 13 16:56:45 CEST 2007
On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
>>> 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.
> OK, I sort of suspected that, although it wasn't entirely clear to me
> whether autoconversion would cover cases like en_LT.utf8, if that even
The locale would need to be in the Lithuanian language (ISO 639 code lt or
lit), not some language in Lithuania (ISO 3166 code LT).
> Still, the explicit (portable?) way of doing it is probably
> worth knowing too (there could be a few pitfalls with scripts getting
> run outside their usual domain).
Yes, the appropriate 8-bit encoding can only be a guess, and someone might
be writing French or Japanese in lt_LT.utf8.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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