[Rd] Small encoding question

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Thu Feb 14 17:21:22 CET 2008

Dear developeRs,

Compilation of the latest version (0.9-5) of my actuar package fails  
with r-release MacOS_X ix86 on CRAN; see


All errors come from accented letters in comments in latin-1 encoded  
files (except hierarc.R which is in UTF-8, my bad). Encoding is  
declared as latin-1 in DESCRIPTION.

The package checks and compiles fine on Windows, Linux and,  
ironically, my MacOS X main development machine. I realize using non- 
ASCII characters in source files is not a good idea and I removed  
them, but I would appreciate any clue as to what went wrong with the  
compilation on CRAN.


 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.6.2 (2008-02-08)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     utils     datasets  grDevices graphics  methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] CarbonEL_0.1-4

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.6.2

Thanks in advance!

   Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
   École d'actuariat
   Université Laval, Québec
   Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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