[R] Fonts on Windows devices

Anon. bob.ohara at helsinki.fi
Mon May 28 13:36:09 CEST 2001


I've spent a fun few hours trying to get a plot to look exactly the way
I want it, and with a lot of help from Venables & Ripley (the book!) and
the help pages, I've almost got it perfect.  Only one problem now

I'm using R1.2.2 on Windoze NT.  I want to draw the graph as a Windows
metafile (so at the moment I'm using the windows device, i.e. on the
screen and then right clicking and saving as a metafile).  But I want a
Times New Roman font.  However, something like this:

XX <- 4
par(font=XX); plot(1,1, xlab="Thing")

gives me the same font whatever value of XX I use.  So, can I change the
font?  And if so, how?

Normally I would switch to drawing the graph in Postscript, but my
collaborator's computer won't handle it.



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