[R] UTF-8 or Unicode on Windows PC
bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Mon Apr 21 10:40:08 CEST 2008
is it possible to set up RGUI or JGR on Windows PC to UTF-8 encoding?
I looked for it in mailing lists and in the documentation, but I
couldn't figure out it.
My problem is e.g. to split a given string containing German and
Russian words into characters.
> a <- "asdШas"
 "a" "s" "d" "Ш" "a" "s"
works on each Mac or Linux computer, but I didn't find a way for
I tried to set options(encoding) to UTF-8, I tried to use the Perl
mode in strsplit, but I had no success. At least by using JGR I was
able to type Russian and see my text correctly but strsplit failed.
I set RGUI to a Unicode font, no success.
I tried to save a script file in UTF-8 or UTF-16 and I tried to run
source(FILE, encoding="***"), no success.
Is there really no way to use a Windows PC and R to work with Unicode
Many thanks in advance for each hint,
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