Re: [R] R2.1.0: X11 font at size 14 could not be loaded

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 29 Apr 2005 - 16:12:15 EST

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Patrick Connolly wrote:

> On Thu, 28-Apr-2005 at 05:25PM -0400, Xiang-Jun Lu wrote:
>
> |> Hi,
> |>
> |> I have just noticed the following problem with R2.1.0 running on SuSE 9.1,
> |> [However, version 2.0.1 (2004-11-15) on the same machine works Okay]:
> |>
> |> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> |> >hist(rnorm(100))
> |> Error in title(main = main, sub = sub, xlab = xlab, ylab = ylab, ...) :
> |> X11 font at size 14 could not be loaded
> |> >version
> |> _
> |> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> |> arch i686
> |> os linux-gnu
> |> system i686, linux-gnu
> |> status Patched
> |> major 2
> |> minor 1.0
> |> year 2005
> |> month 04
> |> day 20
> |> language R
> |> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> |>
> |> Any insight?
>
>
> Works fine with mine.
>
>> version
> _
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 2
> minor 1.0
> year 2005
> month 04
> day 18
> language R
>>
>
> Something to do with the patch, perhaps?

There is no patch on the X11 device.

The dpi of the screen does come into this. It is quite possible that 2.0.1 failed to scale for the screen dpi and so was using the wrong set of fonts (it used 75dpi unless the screen was 100+/-0.5 dpi). So I think PD was correct: this does indicate a problem in the installed fonts: perhaps the 100dpi set is missing.

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