[R] Using system fonts in MacOS

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Aug 10 01:54:38 CEST 2009


I don't have a Mac, but looking at the source, it seems that 
"Times-Roman" is the default "serif" family, so something like ...


... might get you what you want(?)


Daniel J Farrell wrote:
> Dear r-help,
> I am using R for MacOS (R 2.9.1 GUI 1.28 Tiger build 32-bit (5444))  
> and would like to be able to use MacOS system fonts for the labels on  
> my plots. So far I have been unsuccessful, to get this to work.
> Reading the help I found the quartz() and quartzFonts() commands. In  
> an attempt to set the font family I have tried this,
> quartz(family="Times-Roman"),
> and also this,
> quartz.options(family="Times-Roman").
> This opens a new Quartz window, but the labels are still in the  
> default font, when I make a new plot.
> I have two question:
> (1) Why doesn't the quartz(family="Times-Roman") make the fonts change?
> (2) Is it possible to use any MacOS system fonts with R and the Quartz  
> device window?
> Best regards,
> Daniel Farrell
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