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

Jeroen Ooms jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu
Fri Apr 18 22:22:26 CEST 2014

I am also experiencing a performance regression for svg and png after
upgrading to R 3.1 on Linux. Could that be related to this problem, or
was this problem specific to OSX?

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Simon Urbanek
<simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Simon
> 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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