[R] R2.6 + Error saving plots as PDF

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 4 22:36:19 CEST 2007

Pedro Mardones wrote:

> After installing R 2.6.0 I got the following error when I try to save
> a plot as PDF or PS from the windows plot:
> Error: Invalid font type
> In addition: Warning messages:
> 1: font family not found in PostScript font database
> 2: font family not found in PostScript font database
> However in R 2.5.0 works just fine
> Any ideas how to make it work again (without having to install the
> previous version)?

It works if postscript() or pdf() has been used in the session, and also 
if initPSandPDFfonts() is called (so put that in your .Rprofile).

We'll arrange to do this automatically in R-patched.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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