[R] UTF8

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Feb 6 19:02:10 CET 2012

On Feb 6, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Norma wrote:

> trying to change the locale like this
> *> Sys.setlocale("Macintosh HD")*
> failed with the following error:
> *Error in Sys.setlocale("Macintosh HD") : invalid 'category' argument*

You are confused about what the locale setting is used for. They are  
for your geographic location (to have reasonable defaults for language  
and character sets), not for manipulating your hardware settings.


You should also post Mac-specific questipn to the Mac-SIG list ....  
and even more important describe what you are trying to do.

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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