[R] bug in dev.copy2pdf output?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 29 08:51:03 CEST 2011
This is all in the help page for pdf ... including a request not to
falsely blame R and two workarounds for the broken viewers.
On Thu, 28 Jul 2011, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 11-07-28 1:22 PM, selwyn quan wrote:
>> Am using R 2.13.1 on Linux (Fedora). Is anybody else having problems with
>> dev.copy2pdf xyplot output with the pch=1 (open circle) symbol? The
>> symbols come out as "q" in the PDF. dev.copy2eps produces the correct
>> results as does cairo_pdf. Other symbols produced with dev.copy2pdf seem
> There have been reports like this before that turned out to be problems in
> the viewer, which made inappropriate font substitutions. How did you
> determine that the circles came out as q?
> Duncan Murdoch
> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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