[ESS] ESS and setting Language for R

Marcel Sutter m.sutter at pmodwrc.ch
Wed Jun 29 13:20:54 CEST 2005


for reasons I don't exactly see through (I haven't changed the procedure 
to install/update R), the introduction message and for instance the 
result of the function "month.abb" are displayed in german since one of 
the latest updates of R (the OS hasn't changed, SuSE Linux 9.0, kernel 

I searched the R-help mailing list archive and found, that setting 
"LC_ALL="en"" should solve the problem. It does, when I start R in a 
terminal. But when I start ESS
i.e. :
1. > export LC_ALL="en"
2. > emacs &
3. starting ESS with M-x R
the R process cannot be started and I get no error message (at least I 
don't know where it is)

Can you tell me please how to set the language to english, when I work 
with R and ESS ?

Is there a possibility, during installation for instance, to set the 
language of R to english independent of the OS language ?

Thank you very much, Marcel

ESS version: 5.1.24

R version:
platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686            
os       linux-gnu       
system   i686, linux-gnu 
major    2               
minor    1.0             
year     2005            
month    04              
day      18              
language R            

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