[R] Problem displaying greek symbols

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 00:24:11 CET 2016

(Ill give it a try, but more expertise than I have may be needed)

Works fine for me (on OS X).

Take a look at ?pdf . I believe the font family in use (Helvetica is
the default) needs to have the (Adobe) symbol font as font 5. What
family are you using?

To see what families are available, use:


Another possibility is that you are using the wrong encoding.
Unfortunately, this is beyond my ability to help you with, but perhaps
reading the Help on the encoding argument and related links might get
you the necessary info.


Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Jorge Fernández García
<jorfega80 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a problem displaying greek (and in general any special character).
> I know I am using the right command as the same script works in Fedora20 but not in MAC Yosemite.
> ylab=expression(delta) displays a square instead of the right symbol when I view the resulting pdf file with preview or any other tool to display pdf.
> Any idea of what's going on?
> Thanks in advance
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