[R] unicode only works with a second one

Thomas Steiner finbref.2006 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 06:35:46 CEST 2009

I now tried a differnt R version under a drifferent OS, even worse: R
version 2.9.0 alpha (2009-03-23 r48200) with Windwos XP does only show
"\u2642". Do I need to install some fonts or so?

2009/3/28 Thomas Steiner <finbref.2006 at gmail.com>:
> I'd like to paste a zodiac sign on a graph, but it only prints it when
> I add another unicode ( \u3030) to the desired \u2648 - why?
> See the examplecode (compare the orange with the skyblue):
> plot(c(-1,1),c(-4,-2),type="n")
> text(x=0,y=-3.0,labels="\u2648 \u3030",cex=2.3,col="skyblue")
> text(x=0,y=-3.2,labels="\u2648",cex=2.3,col="orange")
> zodiac=c("\u2642 \u2643 \u2644 \u2645 \u2646 \u2647 \u2648 \u2649
> \u2650 \u2651 \u2652 \u2653")
> text(x=0,y=-3.5,labels=paste(zodiac,"\u3030"),cex=2.3,col="navy")
> I use R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22) under MS Windows Vista.
> Thanks for help
> Thomas

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