Re: [R] Wrong symbol rendering in plots (Ubuntu)

From: Yvonnick Noel <>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:20:11 +0200

Hello Ben,
> Does the workaround pointed out later in the thread you're
> responding to (from the last paragraph of a very long 'Note'
> section of ?pdf) help?
Well, I did not try to edit my fonts.conf but I feel this is not a PDF issue. I have no problem to have greek letters correctly rendered in Ubuntu 10.04 (with LaTeX, or OpenOffice Math for instance with a PDF export). This only appears in R plots.

Note that other symbols do not render well too. I put a PDF output of demo(plotmath) here:

Thank you.


 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.11.0 (2010-04-22)


  [1] LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8       LC_NUMERIC=C
  [3] LC_TIME=fr_FR.utf8        LC_COLLATE=fr_FR.utf8
  [5] LC_MONETARY=C             LC_MESSAGES=fr_FR.utf8
  [7] LC_PAPER=fr_FR.utf8       LC_NAME=C
  [9] LC_ADDRESS=C              LC_TELEPHONE=C

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[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 07 Jun 2010 - 12:19:13 GMT

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