[R-SIG-Mac] R for Mac OS X Aqua GUI and utf-8
simon.urbanek at math.uni-augsburg.de
Mon Dec 20 17:30:59 CET 2004
On Dec 20, 2004, at 9:12 AM, joerg van den hoff wrote:
> I have noticed some mails concerning this in the archive, so I
> understand this has been already discussed and I understand that the R
> gui seems to use utf-8 internally.
> I did _not_ find out how to procede, if I the only thing I want is to
> obtain 'R command line version behaviour' with encoding set to
> something like latin1. i.e. I would be glad if I would be able to get
> things like a german 'umlaut' into string constants (and then into
> is there such a way?
Currently, no. The problem is quite complex, because just using Latin1
for the console (i.e. convert everything going into R to Latin1 and do
so for R output too) does break anything where R passes strings to the
OS - like file and directory names. I could add an option that switches
such behavior on, but then the user has to be careful about using
non-ASCII characters in filenames/paths.
I'll investigate another path though - we should be able to fix the
plot thing reasonably easily, because it's Cocoa so handling UTF-8 is
no issue. About the string output - I'll have to see if there is a way
to convert strings on-the-fly when printing - in theory it should be
possible, I'll check it out.
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