Re: [R] How to draw a per mille symbol?

From: Andrew Robinson <A.Robinson_at_ms.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Tue 19 Sep 2006 - 16:54:09 GMT

Gavin,

the advice given here:

http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/02b/4378.html

works on FreeBSD 6.1.

Try:

> pdf("~/tmp/test_per_mille.pdf", paper = "a4", family = "URWBookman",
+ encoding="WinAnsi.enc")
> plot(1:10, ylab="\211")
> dev.off()

Cheers

Andrew

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 05:29:40PM +0100, Gavin Simpson wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> Following advice posted to this list a while back by Prof Ripley [1], I
> have been trying to draw a per mille character [2] in an axis label.
>
> This should give the correct character:
>
> plot(1:10, ylab = "\u2030")
>
> but all I get is '"S'. I'm running linux (FC5) and have fonts installed
> that have the correct character (viewed in the Gnome character map at
> least).
>
> I have also tried plotting to a pdf device with a font family that the
> character map tool shows I have a per mille glyph for, e.g.:
>
> pdf("~/tmp/test_per_mille.pdf", paper = "a4", family = "URWBookman")
> plot(1:10, ylab = "\u2030")
> dev.off()
>

> But all I get here is a period or a dot-like symbol.

>
> I've tried this in R 2.4.0 alpha [4] and R 2.5.0 to be [4] as my
> self-compiled R 2.3.1-patched dies when plotting Unicode characters
> (fixed in 2.4.0 alpha and above [3])
>
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this working?
>
> TIA,
>
> G
>
> [1]
http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/48709.html
> [2] like a "%" but with 2 circles at the bottom not one, see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permille
> [3] see thread at http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.r.devel/9704
> [4] R version 2.4.0 alpha (2006-09-19 r39410)
> [5] R version 2.5.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-09-19 r39410)
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