showtext: Enable (any) R Graphics Device to Show Text Using System Fonts

This package can override text rendering functions of many R graphics devices (such as svg(), pdf(), etc.), so that text in R graphs can be displayed or printed using almost any system fonts. This is done by analyzing the glyphs contained in the font file and then rendering the text into lines and polygons, which are all device independent. This package will be helpful if you want to use non-standard fonts in your graphics device (for example, drawing Chinese characters in pdf device).

Version: 0.2
Depends: sysfonts (≥ 0.1)
Published: 2014-01-01
Author: Yixuan Qiu and authors/contributors of the included software. See file AUTHORS for details.
showtext author details
Maintainer: Yixuan Qiu <yixuan.qiu at>
License: Apache License (≥ 2.0)
Copyright: see file COPYRIGHTS
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: zlib, libpng, FreeType
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: showtext results


Reference manual: showtext.pdf
Package source: showtext_0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: showtext_0.2.tgz, r-oldrel: showtext_0.2.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: showtext_0.2.tgz

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