[R] blank space escape sequence in R?
savicky at praha1.ff.cuni.cz
Mon Apr 25 19:55:38 CEST 2011
On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 04:37:15PM +0200, Jan van der Laan wrote:
> There exists a non-breaking space:
> Perhaps you could use this. In R on Linux under gnome-terminal I can
> enter it with CTRL+SHIFT+U00A0. This seems to work: it prints as a
> space, but is not equal to ' '.
This character may be specified as "\u00A0".
a <- "abc\u00A0def"
 "abc def"
The utf-8 representation of the obtained string is
 61 62 63 c2 a0 64 65 66
Using Unicode package, the string may be analyzed as follows
Code Name Char
1 U+0061 LATIN SMALL LETTER A a
2 U+0062 LATIN SMALL LETTER B b
3 U+0063 LATIN SMALL LETTER C c
4 U+00A0 NO-BREAK SPACE
5 U+0064 LATIN SMALL LETTER D d
6 U+0065 LATIN SMALL LETTER E e
7 U+0066 LATIN SMALL LETTER F f
Hope this helps.
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