[R] about fonts

ronggui 0034058 at fudan.edu.cn
Thu Apr 14 18:33:49 CEST 2005

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 17:57:26 +0100 (BST)
Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Apr 2005, ronggui wrote:
> > when i use R(2.1.0) under windows,it can display Chinese well.and the
> R 2.1.0 will not be out for 8 days: are you a time-traveller or careless?
> (The posting guide does ask you to give the *full* version, that is 2.1.0 
> beta of a particular date.)

i would like to use the new version,so maybe i am a time-traveller.sorry for my careless that i  fail to give the info about the version.from version 1.9-2.10,the problem exsits.but under windows,all works well ,which makes me think the problem is due the the fonts.
> version
platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686
os       linux-gnu
system   i686, linux-gnu
status   alpha
major    2
minor    1.0
year     2005
month    03
day      23
language R

> 1) Read the posting guide and learn to tell us *accurately* basic 
> information, like which graphics device, which locale and which R version.

X11,pdf face the same problem.
my locale is UTF8.my i am using Simplied Chinese.

> 2) All those devices stated in the NEWS file to do so do indeed work in 
> Simplified Chinese (and we have no reason to suppose that they do not work 
> in Traditional Chinese, but the difference does matter as the glyphs are 
> different).  But some, e.g. pdf() do not.  The X11 device does if suitable 
> X11 fonts are installed, and not otherwise.  If you mean the X11 device, 
> seek help on an X11 forum.
all my other X11 application,mail agent,openoffice,....,work well and the chinese can display correctly.

> (Incidentally, 2.1.0 beta under Windows XP only works in Chinese if the 
> correct fonts are installed, which they are not by default in the versions 
> sold in Europe.)
in fact,from version 1.90,R can display Chinese correctly under windows.(though it sometimes ugly before version 2.1.0).

when i use $xlfonts,i can see my system has the following fonts,and i am sure the song fonts can support chinese.

and i use $fc-list,i can get 
AR PL New Sung,ÎĶ¦£Ð£ÌÐÂËÎ:style=Regular
i am sure the fonts display chinese well.

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