[R] graph label greek symbol failure

e-letter inpost at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 14:12:53 CEST 2009

On 18/08/2009, Gavin Simpson <gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-17 at 11:51 +0100, e-letter wrote:
>> Readers,
>> Previous questions about this requirement have been for m$ users, my
>> failure occurs using linux.
>> I have tried to add the delta (δ) symbol to the y axis label and the
>> result is &D, using the command:
>> ...ylab="δt"...
> Works for me on Fedora 11 with the font packages mentioned in R
> Installation and Admin manual.
>> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.9.1 Patched (2009-08-07 r49104)
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> locale:
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>> Any advice please?
> plot(1:10, ylab = expression(delta*t))
> ?plotmath
> If your question is rather why doesn't the "δ" glyph you enter at the
> keyboard show up in the plot, I'm afraid I can't help. Perhaps something
> to do with UTF-8 and locales and the available symbol set on the device
> you are plotting on, but you'll need to provide more information (of the
> sort requested in the posting guide) on your system and set-up.
my locale:

Doesn't seem that the locale is at fault?

I was plotting on the default x11 window.

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