[R] [R-SIG-Mac] character set problem
kev|nu@hey @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Feb 19 20:16:44 CET 2019
If I understand correctly, the problem is that the character your keyboard
is inserting is not a regular caret (^, \u0053); rather, it's a 'modifier
character circumflex accent' (ˆ, \u02c6).
How are you inserting the carat on your laptop? For what it's worth, I get
a 'regular' caret with Shift + 6, and that particular accent character with
Alt + I.
On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 10:40 AM bretschr <bretschr using xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Dear R-users,
> Last week I installed R 3.5.2 on a new MacBook Air.
> I got error messages for the wrong locale (character set).
> And simple math proved not to work:
> Upon typing this, I got:
> > 2ˆ2
> Error: unexpected input in "2À"
> The character visible as a caret is apparently coded as something very
> Then I changed things according to the FAQ, chapter 7, (switching all
> settings to English),
> and executed the recommended line:
> defaults write org.R-project.R force.LANG en_US.UTF-8
> The error messages disappeared, but the problem remained.
> A fresh install of R 3.5.2 also didn't help:
> Here its startup messages, then a line testing the caret:
> > R version 3.5.2 (2018-12-20) -- "Eggshell Igloo"
> > Copyright (C) 2018 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> > Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
> > R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> > You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> > Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
> > Natural language support but running in an English locale
> > R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> > Type 'contributors()' for more information and
> > 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
> > Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> > 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
> > Type 'q()' to quit R.
> > [R.app GUI 1.70 (7612) x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0]
> > [History restored from /Users/fb/.Rapp.history]
> >> 2ˆ2
> > Error: unexpected input in "2À"
> Does anyone know how to get R (R.app) to interpret a caret as a caret?
> Thanks in advance,
> Franklin Bretschneider
> Utrecht University
> Utrecht, The Netherlands
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