font_install: Install Fonts to the 'showtextdb' Package

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) Examples

View source: R/font_install.R

Description

font_install() saves the specified font to the ‘fonts’ directory of the showtextdb package, so that it can be used by the showtext package. This function requires the curl package.

font_installed() lists fonts that have been installed to showtextdb.

NOTE: Since the fonts are installed locally to the pakcage directory, they will be removed every time the showtextdb package is upgraded or re-installed.

Usage

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font_install(font_desc, quiet = FALSE, ...)

font_installed()

Arguments

font_desc

A list that provides necessary information of the font for installation. See the Details section.

quiet

Whether to show the progress of downloading and installation.

...

Other parameters passed to curl::curl_download().

Details

font_desc is a list that should contain at least the following components:

showtext_name

The family name of the font that will be used in showtext.

font_ext

Extension name of the font files, e.g., ttf for TrueType, and otf for OpenType.

regular_url

URL of the font file for "regular" font face.

Optionally, font_desc can also contain bold_url, italic_url, bolditalic_url, and symbol_url that provide the URLs of the other font faces.

See source_han_sans() and source_han_serif() for an example of the font_desc parameter.

Author(s)

Yixuan Qiu <http://statr.me/>

Examples

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## Not run: 
## Install Source Han Serif Simplified Chinese
font_install(source_han_serif())

## List available font families
sysfonts::font_families()

## Use the font with the "showtext" package
if(require(showtext)) {
    wd = setwd(tempdir())
    showtext.auto()
    
    pdf("source-han-serif.pdf")
    par(family = "source-han-serif-cn")
    plot.new()
    box()
    text(0.5, 0.9, "\u601d\u6e90\u5b8b\u4f53", cex = 3, font = 2)
    text(0.5, 0.4, "\u843d\u5176\u5b9e\u8005\u601d\u5176\u6811", cex = 3)
    text(0.5, 0.2, "\u996e\u5176\u6d41\u8005\u6000\u5176\u6e90", cex = 3)
    dev.off()
    setwd(wd)
}

## End(Not run)

showtextdb documentation built on May 2, 2019, 1:07 p.m.