[Rd] Italics in svg output display as bold (PR#13463)
Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 22 12:58:38 CET 2009
It is a bug on your system: this is done by cairographics, and I
suspect that the version you have is broken (or possibly your viewer).
I'll attach the version I get, which does display in italics on my
I used cairo-1.8.0-1.fc10.x86_64 (on Fedora 10).
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, yan at pixie.org.uk wrote:
> Full_Name: Yan Wong
> Version: 2.8.1
> OS: Mac OS X 10.4
And how did you compile it? This might be a bug in the cairographics
or fontconfig library used for the CRAN binary build, if you used that
(and report such issues to R-sig-mac -- see the posting guide).
> Submission from: (NULL) (18.104.22.168)
> 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 22.214.171.124.
> 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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