[R] Problem displaying greek symbols
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Jan 31 02:17:12 CET 2016
> On Jan 30, 2016, at 3:24 PM, Bert Gunter <bgunter.4567 at gmail.com> wrote:
> (Ill give it a try, but more expertise than I have may be needed)
> Works fine for me (on OS X).
> Take a look at ?pdf . I believe the font family in use (Helvetica is
> the default) needs to have the (Adobe) symbol font as font 5. What
> family are you using?
> To see what families are available, use:
That's not very informative, since the actual fonts that are going to be used are inside the 'serif', "sans", and "mono" families. Try this instead:
 "Times-Roman.afm" "Times-Bold.afm" "Times-Italic.afm"
 "Times-BoldItalic.afm" "Symbol.afm"
 "Courier.afm" "Courier-Bold.afm"
 "Courier-Oblique.afm" "Courier-BoldOblique.afm"
Notice the the fifth item in both is Symbol.
Which may also not be very useful either since for reasons that I have never been able to fathom, the fonts sometimes get messed up on a Mac and the way to detect and correct the problem is to use Font Book.app which I think you will find in either ~/Applications or ~/Applications/Utilities. The symptom: ... you find a font type in Font Book that has duplicate entries. Delete the corrupted one and you may find your Symbols will reappear.
(This is documented in ?quartz.)
> Another possibility is that you are using the wrong encoding.
> Unfortunately, this is beyond my ability to help you with, but perhaps
> reading the Help on the encoding argument and related links might get
> you the necessary info.
> Bert Gunter
> "The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
> and sticking things into it."
> -- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Jorge Fernández García
> <jorfega80 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a problem displaying greek (and in general any special character).
>> I know I am using the right command as the same script works in Fedora20 but not in MAC Yosemite.
>> ylab=expression(delta) displays a square instead of the right symbol when I view the resulting pdf file with preview or any other tool to display pdf.
A full test would be:
pdf(); plot(1,1, main=expression(delta)); dev.off()
>> Any idea of what's going on?
>> Thanks in advance
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