[R] pdf font encoding
mkondrin at hppi.troitsk.ru
Fri Aug 20 22:37:58 CEST 2004
Petr Pikal wrote:
>This is probably more PDF then R issue but anyway, maybe
>somebody can help me.
>I try to persuade pdf device to use eastern european (Czech)
>encoding but I was not successful yet. Working on W 2000, R
>1.9.0, lattice plots.
>pdf("redprov.pdf", width = 5, height = 5, bg="white",
>The characters are OK when using other devices (screen, png, ...)
>but in case of pdf, some characters are not correctly shown nor
>After reading help pages and some archives I understand I shall
>change encoding and/or font but after I used several combinations
>without making any progress I gave up. Shall I install some other
>encoding and/or fonts?
>Any help is greatly appreciated.
>petr.pikal at precheza.cz
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
If you are working under Linux I would suggest using
bitmap(type="pdfwrite") instead of pdf(). Bitmap function is a shortcut
for postscript() and ps2pdf command from ghostscript (so as far as you
manage to install national fonts into ghostscript it will be OK with non
ascii symbols). As I have heard Windows has some problems with
postscript, so do not know how it will work under Windows.
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