[R] Postscript output encoding on Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 9 18:28:19 CEST 2006

It is WinAnsi, not WinAsci, and that may well be your problem. Vanilla R 
2.3.1 uses WinAnsi (I have just re-checked), so there is `something 
strange about my installation'.

On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Jamie Lawrence wrote:

> With R 2.3.1 on Windows, I've noticed that it defaults to the
> "WinAsci.enc" encoding, which throws up an error when viewed with the
> default install of GhostScript/GSView (versions 8.51/4.7 respectively).
> I didn't have this problem prior to upgrading to 2.3.1 as I can view all
> my old PS graphs and they don't have the WinAsci encoding.  I've got
> around this problem by adding encoding="CP1251.enc" to the postscript
> call but it seems a little bizarre that the default WinAsci wasn't
> working.
> Any ideas what the problem might be?  A problem with Ghostscript, a bug
> in R, or something strange about my installation (there shouldn't be)??
> Should WinAsci be the default?
> Thanks,
>    Jamie
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