[R] Trellis.par.set/ family/ global change font?

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 05:05:11 CEST 2006

On 6/29/06, McClatchie, Sam (PIRSA-SARDI)
<mcclatchie.sam at saugov.sa.gov.au> wrote:
> Background:
> OS: Linux Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
> release: R 2.3.1
> editor: GNU Emacs 21.4.1
> front-end: ESS 5.2.3
> ---------------------------------
> Colleagues
> I have a rather complicated trellis plot that a journal editor has requested I edit and change all the fonts to times.
> I'd like to change all fonts globally for the plot, as in par(family="serif") for non-trellis plots. Various experiments with trellis.par.set after reading the help page have not solved the problem for me. Even doing the local change
> trellis.par.set(par.xlab.text=list(cex=1.5, family="serif")) does not change the font to times for xlab (I mean my syntax is wrong, not that there is a bug).
> So I'm obviously misreading the help page or just missing the meaning. Any suggestions?

Lattice uses 'fontfamily' rather than 'family' (borrowed from grid, I
suppose). I don't think there's a way to set the family globally. You
might try

trellis.par.set(grid.pars = list(fontfamily = "serif"))

but I'm not sure if that will work.


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