[Rd] UTF-8 and .Rd files

Göran Broström goran.brostrom at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 14:46:40 CEST 2006

On 6/27/06, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Göran Broström wrote:
> > I have been converting to utf8 from latin1, and this gives me
> > problems, some solved, but here is one unsolved: In my .Rd files, I
> > have included '\encoding{UTF-8}' at the top. Despite this, the HTML
> > help pages contains 'content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"', and my
> > name is mangled. What can I do about this?
> Reproducible example, please!  (I've just tried this and it works for me.)
> As described in my talk at UseR 2006, you may well not want to do this if
> you intend to distribute the package.  Your name contains characters that
> are not in the fonts used in UTF-8 in non-European locales, and Windows
> users do no have ready access to UTF-8 viewers (even if they know the
> files are UTF-8).

Thanks for your answer! So this means that 'latin1' does not cause
problems for non-European locales and Windows users, I take it.

I really only need non-ascii to write the name ot the author (me)
correctly. I tried LaTeX code ({\"o}), but that didn't work. Is there
a way around this?


> > I'm on Ubuntu (latest), R-2.3.1
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Göran Broström

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