[R] font path problem in Ubuntu

From: Tae-Hoon Chung <hoontaechung_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:00:31 +0800

I am not exactly sure whether this is the right place to ask this but I hope this might be relevant to some other users of ubuntu linux as well. I've installed R-2.11.1 in my ubuntu 10.04 LTS. When I tried to generate a simple plot, however, it crashed:

> plot(rnorm(100))
Error in axis(side = side, at = at, labels = labels, ...) : could not find any X11 fonts
Check that the Font Path is correct.
In addition: Warning messages:
1: In function (display = "", width, height, pointsize, gamma, bg, : locale not supported by Xlib: some X ops will operate in C locale 2: In function (display = "", width, height, pointsize, gamma, bg, : X cannot set locale modifiers
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.11.1 (2010-05-31)

[3] LC_TIME=en_SG.utf8 LC_COLLATE=en_SG.utf8
[7] LC_PAPER=en_SG.utf8 LC_NAME=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

It seems like this is due to genuine font path problem in Ubuntu (and so has nothing to do with R itself) but I'm just asking if anyone was able to solve this problem.
When I googled the "font path in ubuntu", it produced some suggestions regarding xorg.conf but following them didn't solve the problem for me. Any ideas?dlgmlwj

Thanks in advance,

Tae-Hoon Chung, PhD

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