[R] Trouble reading a UTF-16LE file

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Wed Feb 28 15:20:22 CET 2024

When you specify LE you are overriding any useful information that the BOM could convey... see https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/370088/is-the-bom-optional-for-utf-16-and-utf-32.


On February 28, 2024 5:44:49 AM PST, "Ebert,Timothy Aaron" <tebert using ufl.edu> wrote:
>Dear R-help,
>    I am having trouble reading a UTF-16LE formatted file. The issue appears to be a byte order mark at the beginning of the file. I have tried readLines(file, encoding='utf-16LE') but got me 
>[1]"\xff\xfe1"	""	""	""	""	""
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