[R] R CMD BATCH Unicode

Ned Harding ned at alteryx.com
Tue Jun 25 21:35:46 CEST 2013

Just to clarify: The encoding didn't come through in the email.  print("éíôåëëåãåâáè") is meant to be a bunch of random greek characters.


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Subject: [R] R CMD BATCH Unicode


I am looking for some help using Unicode with R CMD BATCH on windows.  In particular I would like my input and output files to be UTF-8 encoded.  My command line looks like this:

r CMD BATCH --encoding=UTF-8 in.txt out.txt

in.txt is utf-8 encoded and contains:


out.txt gets:

+ <ERROR: re-encoding failure from encoding 'UTF-8'>

What is the proper way to specify encoding on the command line?

Thanks in advance,


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