Re: [R] Latex \ell symbol in plotmath

From: Mario dos Reis <mdosrei_at_nimr.mrc.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 14:16:04 +0100

I am using R 2.5.0 on Fedora Linux core 6, AMD 64.

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Mario dos Reis wrote:
>

>> Is it possible to use the '\ell' (i.e. the log likelihood) in plots?

>
> 'plots'? On what OS and what device? (There is no general solution
> here.)
>
>> I've been browsing the plotmath documentation unsucesfully.

>
> That symbol is in neither of the Latin-1 nor symbol encoding used in R's
> standard fonts for postscript(), pdf() and the like. Since it is not in
> the Adobe symbol encoding it is not accessible via plotmath.
>
> It is Unicode character U+2113, and so on UTF-8 R systems you may well
> be able to enter it as \u2113 and get it plotted on-screen in a suitable
> font. But we'd need to know a lot more about your system to advise on
> how exactly to do so.
>

Cheers,
Mario dos Reis

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