[Rd] [R] ouml in an .Rd

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
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?


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{Jöoreskog}{Joreskog}
>> all with no effect on the generated pdf file.  Suggestions would be
>> appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Paul Gilbert
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