[R] UTF-8 or Unicode on Windows PC

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 21 12:33:55 CEST 2008

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Hans-Joerg Bibiko wrote:

> On 21 Apr 2008, at 11:33, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> You didn't tell us your R version (or your locale).  Windows has no UTF-8 
>> locales, so a lot of work has had to be done to allow Unicode chars to be 
>> handled on Windows.

> It was more or less a general question on R running on Windows PCs.
> Normally I'm using R on a Mac or Linux. But some of my students asked for the 
> Unicode support for Windows' RGUI.
>> Please look into 2.7.0 RC, and in particular its CHANGES file at
>> https://svn.r-project.org/R/branches/R-2-7-branch/src/gnuwin32/CHANGES
> These are really good news!
> I would like to express my gratitude toward anyone who was/is involved in 
> that development!

Thanks for the thanks.

> Is it possible to download a compiled snapshot of 2.7.0 for Windows XP?

Yes, http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rtest.html
And it is due for release tomorrow.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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