quartz Fonts

These functions handle the translation of a device-independent R graphics font family name to a quartz font description.




a character vector containing the four PostScript font names for plain, bold, italic, and bolditalic versions of a font family.

either character strings naming mappings to display, or new (named) mappings to define.


A quartz device is created with a default font (see the documentation for quartz), but it is also possible to specify a font family when drawing to the device (for example, see the documentation for gpar in the grid package).

The font family sent to the device is a simple string name, which must be mapped to something more specific to quartz fonts. A list of mappings is maintained and can be modified by the user.

The quartzFonts function can be used to list existing mappings and to define new mappings. The quartzFont function can be used to create a new mapping.

Default mappings are provided for three device-independent font family names: "sans" for a sans-serif font, "serif" for a serif font and "mono" for a monospaced font.

See Also


  • quartzFont
  • quartzFonts
library(grDevices) quartzFonts() quartzFonts("mono") ## for East Asian locales you can use something like quartzFonts(sans = quartzFont(rep("AppleGothic", 4)), serif = quartzFont(rep("AppleMyungjp", 4))) ## since the default fonts may well not have the glyphs needed
Documentation reproduced from package grDevices, version 3.4.1, License: Part of R 3.4.1

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