[R-SIG-Mac] R commander fonts on R 3.4.0

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed May 10 00:45:51 CEST 2017

> On May 9, 2017, at 3:08 PM, Jose G Conde Santiago via R-SIG-Mac <r-sig-mac at r-project.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently upgraded to R 3.4.0, but now I get very poor fonts from Rcmdr 2.3-2 as shown below:
> <Dialog.png>

I'm not an Rcmdr user but I tried bringing a current version up. (I included a request to install Rcmdr with all dependencies but X11 complained that aplpack was missing and that needed to be installed as well.)  Seems you don't like teh proportionally space serif font you are seeing which was different than what I saw. Think you might want to show what this returns for you

[1] "serif"        "sans"         "mono"         "Times"        "Helvetica"   
[6] "CyrTimes"     "CyrHelvetica" "Arial"        "Mincho"     

> X11Fonts()$serif
[1] "-*-times-%s-%s-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"

I'm running R 3.4.0, El Cap, XQuartz 2.7.11 (xorg-server 1.18.4)  and that won't change since my box is "end of life" per Apple's inflexible OS support.

I tried running your test code and it seemed to lock up my X11 session as well as my R console (Perhaps this is due to running Rcmder in the R.app GUI?) 


> I reloaded the older version of R (3.3.3), ran Rcmdr and the problem disappeared. I downloaded R 3.4.0 again and the problem with Rcmdr reappeared.

> I read a previous post on the list regarding an issue with Rcmdr and followed your suggestions to that posting:
> 1. The following test went well with R 3.4.0:
>> > library (tcltk)
>> > tk_messageBox(message="test")
>> [1] "ok"
>> > 
> 2. Ran R 3.4.0 from the terminal, and then ran R Commander. The problem persists.
> I am running XQuartz 2.7.11. My machine is an iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7, with 32 GB RAM. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1024 MB. OS X Sierra 10.12.4.
> I will appreciate any suggestions.
> Thanks in advance.
> José
> José G. Conde, MD, MPH
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David Winsemius
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