[R] fonts in mosaic

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Sat Apr 2 12:02:40 CEST 2011

The problem of changing the default font used fpr the windows graphics
device seems to be quite complicated.
As I wrote already


will make the windows graphics device use Consolas as the
defaut font for labels.

Therefore, a function call like
will use Consolas for labeling.
It will, however, not change the default for


The mosaic plot will still use the original default font
for the device, which in a standard configuration
seems to be Arial.

will reset the current default font to the original default font,
so after this command
will use Arial again.

The the font family used in graphics from package grid is set by
explicitly using gpar paramenter in calls to functions from that package.
gpar has default values, but there seems to be no way
of changing the default values of the gpar object.

Does anybody on the list know if there is a way of changing the default
values of gpar objects?

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