[R] How to get special (Hershey) font symbols into plot axis labels? [Revisited]

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Tue May 24 23:33:41 CEST 2005


Sander Oom wrote:
> Dear R users,
> I would like to use sub- and super-script in axis labels. I assume this 
> is best done using Hershey symbols. When trying to find information on 
> using Hershey font symbols in axis labels, I came across the following 
> discussion thread:
> http://maths.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/help/02a/1857.html
> Have Hershey font implementations moved on since then?

There hasn't been a lot of movement (it's not an oft-used feature), but 
things should be a bit better (though, e.g., may still be missing from 

But the real answer is that you should use "plotmath" features (not 
Hershey fonts) for sub- or super-scripting.  See ?plotmath

Dr Paul Murrell
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