[R-SIG-Mac] Cairo: Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Apr 16 16:50:51 CEST 2014

Thanks, this was an issue in the fontconfig used by 3.1.0, now fixed. You will need to upgrade R and possibly packages that use fontconfig.


On Apr 15, 2014, at 7:55 PM, Jeroen Ooms <jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Running on R 3.1 on my Mavericks laptop:
> options(bitmapType = "cairo");
> svg("cars.svg", width=11.69, height=8.27)
> plot(cars)
> dev.off()
> Gives a message: Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file.
> The text in the svg seems heavily pixelated. The same happens when
> using png().
> IIRC, this did not happen on R 3.0, although I am now starting to
> doubt this. Is there anything on my machine that I try to
> update/reinstall to fix this?
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