[R] Fonts do not display properly on Red Hat

michael watson (IAH-C) michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu May 24 10:39:14 CEST 2007


sessionInfo() gives me:

Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01) 

attached base packages:
[1] "methods"   "stats"     "graphics"  "grDevices" "utils"
[7] "base"     

Thanks for the answer


-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] 
Sent: 23 May 2007 11:40
To: michael watson (IAH-C)
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] Fonts do not display properly on Red Hat

Are you using a UTF-8 locale?  (You know, there are good reasons why the

posting guide asks for sessionInfo() output.)

If so, the problem is probably with the non-availability of fonts in 
ISO10646 encoding, and you may well find that the R update suggested 
(before posting) in the posting guide will help.  But you may have to
R in e.g. en_GB to get satisfactory results from an old version of R on
old OS.

On Wed, 23 May 2007, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:

> Hi
> I'm using R version 2.3.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Server 3.
> When I run a simple:
> plot(1:10,1:10)
> The plot comes out great, but the fonts are displayed wrongly:
> http://coxpress.sourceforge.net/test.jpg
> I realise this is probably not an R problem per se, but before I go
> messing about with my fonts, can someone tell me which fonts R (or
> is trying to display, where they might be installed and any suggestion
> as to why they're not being displayed properly...
> Thanks
> Mick
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