Re: size of text and numbers in graphs (PR#349)

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Subject: Re: size of text and numbers in graphs (PR#349)
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
Date: Sun 28 Nov 1999 - 04:58:36 EST


Message-ID: <x2iu2nsqw3.fsf@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk>

koller2@fgr.wu-wien.ac.at writes:

> Hi!
>
> Since installation of R 0.90 there are problems with the size
> of text and numbers also in the x11-device (I reported about similar
> problems with the postscript device recently). For numbers and
> letters a different size is used:
>
> plot(1:10,1:10,type="n")
> text(2,8,"F5F5F5F5F5")
> text(2,7,"F5F5F5F5F5",cex=2)
>
> The same problem is also found in the postscript device.
> The difference is small but clearly visible.
>
> Thanks for fixing soon!

It's not a bug. The fonts are designed that way (capital letters one
pixel taller than numbers in some sizes). Try for instance running
xfontsel with

-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

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