Re: [R] Should this PDF render correctly without font embedding?

From: Rolf Turner <r.turner_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:04:43 +1200

On 25/07/2008, at 8:29 AM, Jeffrey Horner wrote:

> A professor here at Vanderbilt sent me the following code. Each of
> the text strings should right justify against the center vertical
> bar, but because of font issues it doesn't. I understand that there
> are workarounds, but I was just curious if this was consistent
> across all platforms. On linux with R 2.7.1 and R-trunk (r46103),
> both acrobat reader 8 and kpdf render it incorrectly. How about Mac
> or Windows? Is this a platform config issue, or something else?
>
> pdf('temp.pdf', width=11, height=8.5)
> plot(0,0,xlim=c(0,1),ylim=c(0,1),type='n')
> abline(v=.5)
> # pos=2 is for right-alignment
> text(0.5,0.9, 'Yo', pos=2)
> text(0.5,0.8, 'Yo Yo', pos=2)
> text(0.5,0.7, 'Yo Yo Yo', pos=2)
> text(0.5,0.6, 'Yo Yo Yo Yo', pos=2)
> text(0.5,0.5, 'Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo', pos=2)
> text(0.5,0.4, 'Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo', pos=2)
> text(0.5,0.3, 'Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo Yo', pos=2)
> dev.off()

Did a quick check on my Imac --- both Preview and Adobe Reader render the
result incorrectly; the text string encroach increasingly upon the vertical
line as the number of ``Yo's'' increases. It renders fine on the on- screen
X11 device.

Session info:

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.7.1 (2008-06-23)
i386-apple-darwin8.10.1

locale:
C

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

other attached packages:
[1] misc_0.0-4 fortunes_1.3-4 MASS_7.2-41

        cheers,

                Rolf Turner

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