[R] Wrong symbol rendering in plots (Ubuntu)

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Fri Jun 4 22:44:09 CEST 2010

Eduardo J. Chica <ejchica <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Hi I am having problems with the rendering of scientific symbols (mu and 
> degree) in my plots. Whenever I use these symbols they are rendered 
> changed (mu is changed to the proportionality symbol and degree is 
> changed to something resembling a gamma) in the X-device. If I make a 
> pdf of the plot and open the file in Evince or Okular symbols are also 
> rendered wrong, however if I open the file with Xpdf or Acroread they 
> are rendered correctly.
> I did not have this problem before, it arose after I upgraded both R and 
> my system (Ubuntu karmic koala to lucid lynx), so I can not tell for 
> sure if the problem is R-related or Ubuntu related (I have posted in a 
> Ubuntu forum also http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1325289).

  Could you please post a reproducible example?  It would be
good to see exactly what you are doing, and it will save time
for anyone who wants to try your example on their machine to
try to narrow down the problem.

   Ben Bolker

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