[R] R2.6 + Error saving plots as PDF

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 4 23:02:14 CEST 2007

On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Pedro Mardones wrote:
>> After installing R 2.6.0 I got the following error when I try to save
>> a plot as PDF or PS from the windows plot:
>> Error: Invalid font type
>> In addition: Warning messages:
>> 1: font family not found in PostScript font database
>> 2: font family not found in PostScript font database
>> However in R 2.5.0 works just fine
>> Any ideas how to make it work again (without having to install the
>> previous version)?
> It works if postscript() or pdf() has been used in the session, and also
> if initPSandPDFfonts() is called (so put that in your .Rprofile).

To be specific, grDevices:::initPSandPDFfonts().

> We'll arrange to do this automatically in R-patched.

Done in patch r43083.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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