[R] charset in graphics

Peter Dalgaard P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jul 13 15:40:46 CEST 2007

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
>> The correct incantation seems to be
>> postscript(font="URWHelvetica", encoding="ISOLatin7")
>> plot(0,main=tolower("\u104\u116\u0118\u012e\u0172\u016a\u010c\u0160\u017d"))
>> dev.off()
> The encoding should happen automagically in a Lithuanian UTF-8 locale, and 
> does for me.  But suitable fonts (e.g. URW ones) are needed.
OK, I sort of suspected that, although it wasn't entirely clear to me
whether autoconversion would cover cases like en_LT.utf8, if that even
exists. Still, the explicit (portable?) way of doing it is probably
worth knowing too (there could be a few pitfalls with scripts getting
run outside their usual domain).

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