RE: [Rd] RGUI font problem (PR#7749)

From: Christos Hatzis <>
Date: Sun 27 Mar 2005 - 19:18:27 GMT

It is running on MDI mode (default).

It appears that if I save the preferences in the default (My Documents) folder after I make the change, the problem disappears. I was just "Apply"-ing the changes and then "OK" without saving the new preferences first. As a result, I did not have an Rconsole file in My Documents.

This might be the reason why the problem was not reproducible by the development team.

Thanks for you time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [] Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:24 AM
Cc:; Subject: Re: [Rd] RGUI font problem (PR#7749)

This would appear to be the same as PR#7277. That too is not really reproducible.

One possible crucial piece of missing information: is RGui being run in SDi or MDI mode?

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 wrote:

> Full_Name: Christos Hatzis
> Version: 2.0.1 patched (2005-02-18)
> OS: WinXP SP2
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I had encountered a similar problem when changing the font in the R
> Console and then then open the graphics device by plot(), the console
window whites out.
> this might be related to bug report 7271. I mentioned it sometime
> back and was told is was not reproducible.
> Now I have encountered a similar problem that does not appear to
> relate to the graphics device. I started an R session, changed the font to
size 8, Apply/OK.
> Then I opened a help page by typing
>> ?plot
> the R help page opened in a different (system?) font and the font in
> the console also changed to the same bold-face, non-proportional font.
> Then when I typed another help command, the console completely blanked

It is almost certainly not blank, just using the wrong foreground colour.

> There seems to be some strange interaction going on between new
> windows opened by the system and the font setting in the GUI preferences.

Yes, and that is PR#7277.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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