[R] odfWeave problem in 7.1?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 12 19:39:15 CEST 2008

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Dieter Menne wrote:
> Jim Porzak <jporzak <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> I just noticed that CRAN Package check Error for Windows & Mac:
> http://www.r-project.org/nosvn/R.check/r-patched-windows-x86_64/odfWeave-00check.html
>>> I've run into a problem with odfWeave 0.7.5 running under R 2.7.1
>>> (Windows XP, SP2) doing some monthly production reports.
>>> Under 2.7.1 I'm getting various parsing errors after Sweaving starts, e.g.:
> You might try to download an older version of XML to handle that; we had a
> similar problem with special characters, i.e. umlauts:
>>> odfWeave and umlauts work with XML 1.9.0, but not with XML 1.95.2
> Max Kuhn,  Duncan Murdoch and Nathan Coulter are aware of the problem.

There is a Windows version of XML_1.93-2.3.zip available on my repository 
to help people work around this long-standing (and oft reported) bug in 
odfWeave.  You can access it directly by


Recent versions of odfWeave/XML only work correctly in UTF-8 locales and 
hence not on Windows.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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