CairoFonts {Cairo}R Documentation

Set the fonts used for all Cairo graphics devices.

Description

CairoFonts initializes the fonts used for Cairo graphics devices.

Usage

CairoFonts(
	regular="Helvetica:style=Regular",
	bold="Helvetica:style=Bold",
	italic="Helvetica:style=Italic",
	bolditalic="Helvetica:style=Bold Italic,BoldItalic",
	symbol="Symbol"
)

Arguments

regular

character; fontconfig pattern for the 'plain text' font.

bold

character; fontconfig pattern for the 'bold face' font.

italic

character; fontconfig pattern for the 'italic' font.

bolditalic

character; fontconfig pattern for the 'bold italic' font.

symbol

character; fontconfig pattern for the 'symbol' font.

Details

This function sets the fonts for Cairo graphics devices globally; previously opened Cairo graphics devices will also use these fonts. The argument names correspond to the five values of the graphical parameter 'font', i.e. regular is 1, bold is 2, italic is 3, etc.

For an explanation of fontconfig patterns, see CairoFontMatch.

Known issues

See Also

CairoFontMatch, Cairo, par,

Examples

## Not run: 
#
# The following fontconfig patterns define the free truetype fonts 
# available in the debian package 'ttf-freefont'.
# 
# Freesans is very similar to Helvetica
CairoFonts(
	regular="FreeSans:style=Medium",
	bold="FreeSans:style=Bold",
	italic="FreeSans:style=Oblique",
	bolditalic="FreeSans:style=BoldOblique"
)

## End(Not run)

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