Re: [R] Fonts do not display properly on Red Hat

From: michael watson (IAH-C) <>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 09:39:14 +0100


sessionInfo() gives me:

Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)

attached base packages:
[1] "methods" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets"
[7] "base"

Thanks for the answer


-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [] Sent: 23 May 2007 11:40
To: michael watson (IAH-C)
Subject: Re: [R] Fonts do not display properly on Red Hat

Are you using a UTF-8 locale? (You know, there are good reasons why the

posting guide asks for sessionInfo() output.)

If so, the problem is probably with the non-availability of fonts in ISO10646 encoding, and you may well find that the R update suggested (before posting) in the posting guide will help. But you may have to run
R in e.g. en_GB to get satisfactory results from an old version of R on an
old OS.

On Wed, 23 May 2007, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:

> Hi
> I'm using R version 2.3.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Server 3.
> When I run a simple:
> plot(1:10,1:10)
> The plot comes out great, but the fonts are displayed wrongly:
> I realise this is probably not an R problem per se, but before I go
> messing about with my fonts, can someone tell me which fonts R (or
> is trying to display, where they might be installed and any suggestion
> as to why they're not being displayed properly...
> Thanks
> Mick
> The information contained in this message may be\ confiden...{{dropped}} mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Thu 24 May 2007 - 08:47:57 GMT

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