[R] Fonts on Windows devices

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 28 13:47:46 CEST 2001

On Mon, 28 May 2001, Anon. wrote:

> Moi!
> 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
> remains....
> 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?

plot(1,1, xlab="Thing", font.lab = 4)

(see ?par) except that Times New Roman is not font 4.  Under Windows it is
usually 6.  You can change the font mappings via the file Rdevga: see
the rw-FAQ, for example.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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