[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:
>> Hi,
>> 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
>> ok.
> 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
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