[R] Danish characters i R2.0.1 vs R1.9.1 under winXP
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 22 11:48:21 CET 2004
The problem is in your OS, which thinks the character \370 is not
printable in your locale.
Apparently this is a WinXP problem, for it also thinks \366 is not
printable in German (and other versions of Windows thinks it is).
(Uwe Ligges pointed that out a few hours ago.)
R 1.9.1 did not check, and so made a mess of trying to print non-printable
characters, in particular nuls and control characters.
There is no simple workaround, as you do want octal representation for
non-printable characters (e.g. embedded nuls). What I have proposed is
that we override Windows' view for upper (>= 0x80) characters.
It does not seem to be common: the only reports before today were for
Chinese, which is not expected to work.
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Ladelund, Steen wrote:
> Hi all.
> After upgrading to R2.0.1 i get
>  "æ"
>  "\370"
>  "å"
> Whereas under R1.9.1 i get
>  "æ"
>  "ø"
>  "å"
> Any hints apreciated.
> Steen Ladelund, statistician
> +4543233275 stelad01.FUNNYAglostruphospDOTkbhamt.dk
> Research Center for Prevention and Health
> Glostrup University Hospital, Denmark
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