Re: [R] How to get special (Hershey) font symbols into plot axis labels? [Revisited]

From: Paul Murrell <>
Date: Wed 25 May 2005 - 07:33:41 EST


Sander Oom wrote:
> Dear R users,
> I would like to use sub- and super-script in axis labels. I assume this
> is best done using Hershey symbols. When trying to find information on
> using Hershey font symbols in axis labels, I came across the following
> discussion thread:
> Have Hershey font implementations moved on since then?

There hasn't been a lot of movement (it's not an oft-used feature), but things should be a bit better (though, e.g., may still be missing from title()).

But the real answer is that you should use "plotmath" features (not Hershey fonts) for sub- or super-scripting. See ?plotmath


Dr Paul Murrell
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