Re: [R] R 'could not find any X11 fonts'

From: fsando <fsando_at_fs-analyse.dk>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 14:12:14 +0200


Thanks anhnmncb
I think the problem comes from the 'adobe' part of the font names - I 'solved' the problem by installing the newses Ubuntu 7.04 beta and now R reports the same font names without 'adobe'.

anhnmncb_at_gmail.com wrote:

 > You haven't installed such xorg-fonts-75dpi fonts, which is the
 > default xorg's fonts.
 > I think maybe there are other better solutions like changing the default
 > fonts that r looks for, but I don't know how.
 > On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 01:55:53PM +0200, fsando wrote:

>> I'm having this problem - and I have seen earlier post on the same
>> problem - but the solutions either do not work for me or (being fairly
>> new to linux) I do not understand the suggested actions.
>>
>> So here goes:
>> Whenever I try to add a 'main' title R responds with an error that it
>> can't find any X11 fonts.
>>
>> ### Very basic examples ###
>> # 1. No error (a scatterplot x=1:10 and y=1:10):
>> plot(1:10,1:10)
>> # 2. No error (as above, but add a subtitle):
>> plot(1:10,1:10,sub="subtitle")
>> # 3a. Error (as above, but add a main title):
>> plot(1:10,1:10,main="Main title")
>> # 3b. Error (an equivalent way to produce the same):
>> plot(1:10,1:10) # no error
>> title(main="main") # error
>>
>> # produced error:
>> > plot(1:10,1:10,main="main")
>> Error in title(...) : could not find any X11 fonts
>> Check that the Font Path is correct.
>>
>> # output from sessionInfo()
>> > sessionInfo()
>> Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
>> i486-pc-linux-gnu
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] "methods" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils"
"datasets"
>> [7] "base"
>>
>> # I don't know if this is relevant but
>> # from getOption("X11fonts")
>> > getOption('X11fonts')
>> [1] "-adobe-helvetica-%s-%s-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
>> [2] "-adobe-symbol-medium-r-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
>>
>> ### examples end ###
>>
>> The solution may obvious for somebody more familiar with Linux, but as
>> stated, I'm new to Linux, so I would appreciate detailed explanations.
>> Thanks
>>
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