[R-pkg-devel] Check Error Due to Unicode in Documentation

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Thu Jul 23 23:39:20 CEST 2020

Thanks for the quick response both Duncan and Gábor.  I've reported it here in case others want to follow-up there: https://github.com/r-lib/roxygen2/issues/1121

-----Original Message-----
From: Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor using gmail.com> 
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:25 PM
To: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com>
Cc: bill using denney.ws; R Package Devel <r-package-devel using r-project.org>
Subject: Re: [R-pkg-devel] Check Error Due to Unicode in Documentation

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 9:58 PM Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23/07/2020 4:14 p.m., bill using denney.ws wrote:
> If you change the source to include the explicit characters (i.e. use 
> pattern = c("μ", "µ") instead of pattern=c("\u03bc", "\u00b5")), does 
> that help?
> It may cause other issues:  WRE recommends against including UTF-8 
> chars in source code.
> If that doesn't solve the problem, then it looks like an issue with 
> Roxygen2.  I don't know if there's a way to tell it not to convert \u 
> escapes into the corresponding character.  If there isn't, it seems 
> like that's something they should add.  As a workaround, is there a 
> way to say that this one particular .Rd file should be edited by hand, 
> instead of auto-generated?

I don't think roxygen2 intentionally converts \u sequences, I think this is just a consequence of the parse() + deparse() roundtrip:

x <- '"\\u03bc"'
#>  [1] 22 5c 75 30 33 62 63 22
y <- deparse(eval(parse(text = x)))
#> [1] 22 b5 22

Bill, please report a roxygen2 issue at
https://github.com/r-lib/roxygen2/issues and we can probably fix this.


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