[R] no font could be found for family "Arial"

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 24 11:02:51 CET 2011

Please do read the posting guide: what OS, what version of R, what 
graphics device ....

At a guess this was Mac OS X (and this was the wrong list) and you 
need to repair your Mac OS fonts. There are threads on R-sig-mac about 
that every couple of months, including this month.

On Sun, 23 Jan 2011, emmats wrote:

> I was re-running some code that I hadn't run in a couple of months to make
> barplots in R.  I didn't change a single thing in the script, but the plots
> wouldn't work this time around.  The plot itself (the bars and axes) will
> graph in the window, but no text appears.  In the console it says I have a
> number of errors, all of which say "no font could be found for family
> 'Arial'".
> I have not knowingly changed anything in R and I would like to be able to
> make barplots with labels and titles again.  Does anyone know how to fix
> this?
> Thank you!
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