Re: [R] More than two font in a plot

From: Paul Murrell <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:06:39 +1200


On 6/30/2010 2:17 AM, Jinsong Zhao wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am a Chinese R user. I hope to display Chinese character in a plot,
> and than save it in PostScript format. I have read the article titled
> "Non-Standard Fonts in PostScript and PDF Graphics", especially the
> section about CJK fonts. I also tried the code:
>> pdf("chinese.pdf", width=3, height=1)
>> grid.text("\u4F60\u597D", y=2/3, gp=gpar(fontfamily="CNS1"))
>> grid.text("is 'hello' in (Traditional) Chinese", y=1/3)
> however, it's not valid with postscript(). It seems that postscript()
> need to set family in postscirpt(..., family = "CNS1"). Then all the
> characters are in CJK font, and it's not what I hope to get. I hope the
> Latin character is displayed in Helvetica.
> Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Try this ...

# Use "Helvetica" as default, but include "CNS1" as a font that # will be used somewhere within the file postscript("chinese.pdf", width=3, height=1, fonts="CNS1") grid.text("\u4F60\u597D", y=2/3, gp=gpar(fontfamily="CNS1")) grid.text("is 'hello' in (Traditional) Chinese", y=1/3)


> Regards,
> Jinsong

Dr Paul Murrell
Department of Statistics
The University of Auckland
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New Zealand
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