[R] Locale settings on Debian

Gregor GORJANC gregor.gorjanc at bfro.uni-lj.si
Tue May 3 12:32:43 CEST 2005


I have a problem with locales in R (debian package r-base) 2.1.0-1. I get
the following error:

$ R

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Version 2.1.0  (2005-04-18), ISBN 3-900051-07-0

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.

  Natural language support but running in an English locale

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Type 'q()' to quit R.

R> plot(1:10)
Error in X11() : could not find any X11 fonts
Check that the Font Path is correct.
In addition: Warning messages:
1: locale not supported by Xlib: some X ops will operate in C locale
2: X cannot set locale modifiers

# In R I have the following locales, which are a mixture of mine setting
# (look at the end of this mail) and R settings i.e. some my locales
# settings were overriden by R and some added
R> Sys.getlocale()

# and new internationalization functions say that everything should be OK
R> l10n_info()
[1] TRUE

[1] TRUE

# and It afcourse works fine if I set
R> Sys.setlocale("LC_CTYPE", "C")

# If I echo LC variables in terminal I have
$ echo $LC

$ echo $LC_PAPER

$ echo $LC_TIME


$ echo $LC_ALL

$ echo $LAN

$ echo $LANG

$ echo $LANGUAGE

# I use en_US.utf8 since I need possibility to display also non-ascii
# characters in terminal.

Does anyone have any suggestions what should I do?

Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc

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