[Rd] Italics in svg output display as bold (PR#13463)

yan at pixie.org.uk yan at pixie.org.uk
Wed Jan 21 23:00:13 CET 2009

Full_Name: Yan Wong
Version: 2.8.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.4
Submission from: (NULL) (

When printing a plot to and svg file, text intended to be in italics is rendered
in bold (svg file viewed using both Safari 3.2.1 and Firefox

For example, try viewing the test.svg file generated by

svg("test.svg", width=4,4,8)
plot.new(); text(0.5,0.5,labels=expression(italic("This should be in


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