[R] "font problems in X11 with linux R"
fredrik.lundgren at norrkoping.mail.telia.com
Mon Mar 31 09:46:26 CEST 2003
I'm inexperienced with linux, X11 and R. A font problem have surfaced. When I
use pairs in John Fox's car library e.g.:
> pairs(cbind(prestige, income, education, women))
Error in text.default(x, y, txt, cex = cex, font = font) :
X11 font at size 16 could not be loaded
In addition: Warning message:
freeing previous text buffer in GText
Evidently there is some problem with my fonts or their loading in X11.
However, I can add text to a plot up to size 24 but not larger -
X11 used font size 24 when 30 was requested"
In addition - when i use help.start() within R and choses
"Search Engine & Keywords" a window pops up with the following text
in the windowbar: "Netscape:subprocess diagnostics(stdout/stderr)" and the
following message: "Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-*-*-*-*-*-*-12-*-*-*-iso8859-1"to type FontsStruct" but
otherwise help.start with Netscape works OK.
No other problems with fonts have surfaced - for example I can use font size
16 in StarOffice 6.0 and Xemacs 21.4 without problems. I realize that this is
more a Linux or X11 than a R question but actually I don't know where to
I use SuSE linux 8.1, R 1.62, and Netscape 4.8.
How do I fix this problem?
Sincerely Fredrik Lundgren
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