negative numbers in R plots in Illustrator 8 (and higher?) (PR#2199)
RenE J.V. Bertin
Tue, 22 Oct 2002 19:48:00 +0200
On 22 Oct 2002 18:46:13 +0200, Peter Dalgaard BSA <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote regarding "Re:
negative numbers in R plots in Illustrator 8 (and higher?) (PR#2199)"
8-) > Is there any interest in that I retype it and send it here?
8-) First tell us your analysis... There is some weirdness with
8-) hyphen-vs-minus in the ISOLatin1Encoding, which I at some point got
Indeed, it is that. Illustrator expects a hyphen at position 45, and not the minus that indeed appears to be the standard. ISO 1252 Latin 1 encoding does put the hyphen at that position.
There is not much difference between the hyphen and the minus glyphs; the former is slightly narrower than the latter. And it seems to be the hyphen that is generated by most keyboards.
8-) it might seem. However, if Adobe themselves are getting it wrong, we
8-) might reconsider our position.
Well, there *is* some sort of issue with them. If the encoding calls for a minus, they should show it, and not silently ignore it! Or give a warning if the requested font doesn't have it.
Considering your position: just how easy is it to forget or overlook (the absence of) a sign? :)
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