# [Rd] [R] ouml in an .Rd

Mon Jan 9 21:27:12 CET 2006

```(moved from r-help)

Ok, UTF-8 works on some of my machines and latin1 on others. If I use
one I get failure or spurious characters when I build on the wrong
machine. Are .Rd files suppose to work on different platforms when there
are special characters, or is this a known limitation?

Paul

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> It means what it says: you need to put the actual character in the file,
> and specify the encoding for the file via \encoding.  (For you, UTF-8 or
> latin1, I would guess.)
>
> It's not a question of trying variations, rather of following instructions.
>
> On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Paul Gilbert wrote:
>
>> I am trying to put an ouml in an .Rd file with no success. Writing R
>> Extensions suggests:
>>
>> Text which might need to be represented differently in different
>> encodings should be marked by |\enc|, e.g. |\enc{Jöreskog}{Joreskog}|
>> where the first argument will be used where encodings are allowed and
>> the second should be ASCII (and is used for e.g. the text conversion).
>>
>> (Above may get mangled by the mail.) I have tried variations
>>
>>   \enc{J"oreskog}{Joreskog}
>>   \enc{J\"oreskog}{Joreskog}
>>   \enc{Jo\"reskog}{Joreskog}
>>   \enc{Jo\"reskog}{Joreskog}
>>   \enc{J\"{o}reskog}{Joreskog}
>>   \enc{J\\"{o}reskog}{Joreskog}
>>   \enc{J&ouml;oreskog}{Joreskog}
>>
>> all with no effect on the generated pdf file.  Suggestions would be
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Paul Gilbert
>>
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