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

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Tue 29 Mar 2005 - 01:53:49 GMT

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 14:18:27 -0500, "Christos Hatzis" <> wrote :

>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.

I think there's still something else: I don't see it when I follow your instructions above.

Duncan Murdoch

>Thanks for you time.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Prof Brian Ripley []
>Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:24 AM
>Subject: Re: [Rd] RGUI font problem (PR#7749)
>This would appear to be the same as PR#7277. That too is not really
>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. mailing list Received on Tue Mar 29 11:57:01 2005

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