[ESS] Font problem (Apostrophes, CR, LF?)

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri May 9 17:28:38 CEST 2008

This happens when

- R is using a UTF-8 (unicode) locale
- but the *R* process runs in a iso-latin1 locale
  { Emacs typically shows  "-1" at the very left of the mode-line }

There are different workarounds available depending on what you
want to do.

A simple one is to run everything in the standard locale "C"
(which also uses ``something like English'' for the messages in R) :

e.g. starting from a shell / terminal :

     LANG=C emacs

or directly  {doing the equivalent of  "M-x R"} :

     LANG=C emacs -f R

Hope this helps,
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

>>>>> "AN" == Andreas Neumann <andreas.neumann at em.uni-karlsruhe.de>
>>>>>     on Wed, 7 May 2008 17:08:32 +0200 (CEST) writes:

    AN> Dear all,
    AN> I am having some trouble with displaying certain characters like apostrophes in 
    AN> the Emacs while running R.

    AN> For example, the output of the significant codes of the summary of a linear 
    AN> model lm() looks something like:
    AN> ---
    AN> Signif. codes:  0 â\200\230***â\200\231 0.001 â\200\230**â\200\231 ---
    AN> The rest of the output is ok.

    AN> Currently I use Linux OpenSuse 10.3, ESS 5.3.7, and GNU Emacs 22.1.1, but have 
    AN> seen this type of problem with previous versions before.

    AN> In general, I do not have any font problems with LineFeeds, CarriageReturns or 
    AN> apostrophes in other types of Emacs buffers, this only occurs in the ESS-R 
    AN> buffer.

    AN> Thanks for your time,

    AN> Andreas______________________________________________
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