[Rd] Problems using Computer Modern fonts

Brian D'Urso durso@hussle.harvard.edu
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 09:49:31 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Martin Maechler wrote:

> >>>>> "Brian" == Brian D'Urso <durso@hussle.harvard.edu> writes:
>     Brian> First, I have a quick bug fix to devPS.c: If an afm file could
>     Brian> not be loaded, R gives a "cannot read afm file" which should be
>     Brian> followed by the name of the file, but instead it is followed by
>     Brian> garbage. Here is a patch to devPS.c that fixes it:
>   1150c1150
>   < 	    warning("cannot read afm file %s", buf);
>   ---
>   > 	    warning("cannot read afm file %s", p);
>   1156c1156
>   < 	warning("cannot read afm file %s", buf);
>   ---
>   > 	warning("cannot read afm file sy______.afm");
> Thank, I've committed these for R-patched
>        (and, could you please use  "diff -u" next time ?)
>     ....
>     Brian> I think there may be similar problems with the error messages of
>     Brian> the xfig and pdf drivers, but I have not tried to understand
>     Brian> them.
> I've looked for them in devPS.c and fixed them analogously.
> Can you tell me how to trigger them ??

They can be triggered by telling the postscript driver to load an afm file
that doesn't exist, e.g. :

postscript(family=c(doesnotexist1.afm, dne2.afm, dne3.afm, dne4.afm ), etc)

To trigger the problem with the pdf and xfig drivers, remove one of the
afm files from R's afm directory, e.g. hv______.afm and then use
family="Helvetica" in the pdf or xfig driver.

-- Brian D'Urso

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