Re: [R] eps embedded fonts again

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 10 Oct 2006 - 13:48:19 GMT

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Yury Yuryev wrote:

> Dear friends,
> I am sorry, I again rise that boring question about font embedding in
> EPS figure.

It gives us an opportunity to point you to the solution included in R 2.4.0.

> I found some discussions on this topic but there were no strait solution.
> The publisher (AIP) demands submission of separate EPS file
> for each figure with all fonts embedded in it (even the standard
> 14 Adobe fonts).
> As I understand the R does not do this embedding. It inserts only
> comments what font resources are needed.

Yes, that's the EPS standard.

> Then I should use some other software to do this task. Is there a
> solution for problem within open source environment (without using of
> proprietary software)? My system is Debian GNU/Linux (testing).

ghostscript: see the R-News 6/2 article for an R wrapper function embedFonts() to help you with this.

> The second picture format that AIP journals accept is TIFF, but
> R has no tiff device to produce that pictures. Does someone know a strait way
> to convert the EPS file into the high resolution high quality TIFF figure?

ghostscript, ImageMagick.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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