Re: [Rd] Phonetic symbols (IPA) in R graphics

From: Giampiero Salvi <>
Date: Thu 14 Dec 2006 - 21:07:24 GMT

Hi Paul,
first thank you for helping out.

On Fri, 15 Dec 2006, Paul Murrell wrote:

> Exactly. The process would be simpler if you drew directly to
> PostScript or PDF via postscript() or pdf().
> Also, the text() call should be ...
> text(10,10,"whatever",family="ipa")


> I'm not sure how you got there. You've specified the family wrong so I
> would expect more "family not found" warnings. Let me know if this
> persists with the correct family specified.

Strangely enough I get the
"family 'ipa' not included in PostScript device" if I run
while the "PostScriptCIDMetricInfo" error if I run text(10,10,"whatever",family="InternationalPhoneticAlphabet"")

I get the same behaviour when I write directly to the postscript device:

text(10,10,"whatever",family="InternationalPhoneticAlphabet") or

I suspect the "PostScriptCIDMetricInfo" error depends on the fact the the encodings/silipa.enc file contains all values from 33 to 255 (with a few undefines values). Can that be possible?

Giampiero mailing list Received on Fri Dec 15 21:19:16 2006

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