Re: [R] fonts in mosaic

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:37:04 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Achim Zeileis wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
>
>> Achim
>> I simply want to replace the font R uses on mosaic (whatever it is)
>> by a font of my choice (say Calibri or Arial)
>> because I need to embed the R charts in a PowerPoint
>> presentation and want the fonts to match.
>
> Ah, ok, sorry I misread your mail.
>
>> And I want the most simple way of accomplishing this.
>> I worked my way through the strucplot vignette,
>> but I could not extract enough information there.
>> Is there some information about the proper font names
>> to use in R?
>
> Hmm, if you look at
>
> help("gpar", package = "grid")
>
> it allows specification of a "fontfamily" argument. But I'm not sure how this
> can be utilized to specify certain TTFs. But I remember seeing posts on the
> mailing list related to this.
>
> In any case, I don't think that this is specific to "vcd" but pertains to
> "grid" in general.

Rather, it is specific to the device, which EM has not told us. But win.metafile() defaults to Arial, and how to select other fonts is in the rw-FAQ.

>
> hth,
> Z
>
>>
>>> Personally, I simply change the size of the device I'm plotting on. When
>>> I plot on a large device, the fonts will be relatively smaller, and vice
>>>> versa. This is what I do when including graphics in PDF files (papers,
>>>> slides, reports, etc.).
>>>>
>>>> For fine control, you can set the arguments of the labeling function
>>>> employed. ?strucplot shows that the default is ?labeling_border which
>>>> has several arguments. For example you can set the graphical parameters
>>>> of the labels (gp_labels) or the graphical parameters of the variable
>>>> names (gp_varnames). Both arguments take ?gpar lists ("grid" graphical
>>>> parameters). For example you may do
>>>>
>>
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