[R-SIG-Mac] No labels/titles shown on Mac
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 4 13:31:36 CET 2010
On Thu, 4 Feb 2010, Gommo Skipper wrote:
> I found the problem with the Arial font.
> Apparently this is due to a conflict between the Arial font installed by MS
> Entourage (argh!) and the default Arial in Snow leopard. The MS version
> installed in /Library/Fonts/Microsoft
> is not compatible with Snow and shows as blank font. Unfortunately it seems
> to take priority to the default Snow Arial and is not visible in font book.
> Deleting Arial from /Library/Fonts/Microsoft fixed the problem for me.
> I found this because Entourage was having the same trouble displaying html
> mail with Arial and this pointed me in the right direction.
> PS: I don't seem to find my messages in the r-sig-mac archives... any
> problem there?
No, your end. I see a thread starting
example. And googling your 'name' (is it real?) gave gmane links at
the top of the list.
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Gommo Skipper <gommoskipper at gmail.com>wrote:
>> thank you for the quick reply. Indeed, seems you've nailed the problem.
>> This has the problem:
>> Helvetica instead works properly:
>> My quartz.options() shows:
>>  "Helvetica"
>> If I open a new quartz with par(family="Helvetica"), I can use both
>> But family="Arial" shows empty labels.
>> This might seem a stupid question, but:
>> 1. How do I change the default font family for quartz?
>> 2. How do I check if Arial family is disabled (it is installed in my Mac
>> and I can use the font in other programs).
>> I don't really need "Arial", but I can't seem to find the correct way to
>> specity a different default family (par("mono") opens a new quartz window
>> Thank you.
>> On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Simon Urbanek <
>> simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
>>> On Jan 31, 2010, at 10:31 AM, Gommo Skipper wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to use the mac port of R and have problem seeing any label in
>>>> plots. There's no main title, labels and no errors spitting from the R
>>>> I'm trying to use quartz on a x64 snow leopard:
>>>> R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
>>>>  en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>>>> attached base packages:
>>>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>>>> This is a stock installation, and I'm out of ideas on how to fix it.
>>>> Any hints?
>>> I cannot reproduce it, but this sounds like a font issue. Have you
>>> disabled some fonts (such as Arial) on your system? (see the recent
>>> discussion on this) Try using some font that you have on your system, e.g.
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