Re: [R] problem with postcript() and umlauts

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 28 Jun 2005 - 02:38:01 EST

That's the first time I have heard called an umlaut!

This sounds like an encoding problem, perhaps using Latin-1 in a UTF-8

locale or vice versa.  In particular, R 2.0.1 (there is no 2.01) is out of 
date and has far less support for non-English locales than 2.1.1, and none 
for UTF-8 locales (which I believe SuSE 9.x uses by default).

So please follow the advice in the posting guide and update your R. Your example works for me in 2.1.1 in both Latin-1 and UTF-8 locales.

Your email has been re-encoded several times en route to me, and does not contain character 142 (which is not a valid char in Latin-1 or UTF-8).

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Henning Rust wrote:

> Hello,
> I am running R 2.01 on SuSE 9.2 and I use GNU-Emacs and ESS.
> When using umlauts like for e.g. plot titles , I enter them
> directly in the code, like
> plot(seq(from=-4,to=4,length=100),dnorm(seq(from=-4,to=4,length=100)),

> I get a dotted box just after the "Gau" and before the "" in the title.
> Using the postscript device
> postscript()
> plot(seq(from=-4,to=4,length=100),dnorm(seq(from=-4,to=4,length=100)),main="Gau-Verteilung")
> I get two warning messages:
> Warning messages:
> 1: font width unknown for character 142
> 2: font width unknown for character 142
> and a space after the "Gau" and before the "".
> I'd like to get rid of the extra space and the box before umlauts.
> Does anyone know how to solve the problem?

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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