[R-SIG-Mac] Foreign and UTF-8 on OS X
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Feb 1 15:43:09 CET 2006
On Jan 30, 2006, at 4:16 PM, EJ Nikelski wrote:
> In particular, when I use the foreign package to export a
> dataframe to SPSS, the data file looks good, but the command file
> contains a mix of ASCII and UTF-8 quotation marks. For example,
> executing ...
> Why am I getting a mix of UTF-8 and ASCII?
This is likely an issue with the `foreign' package. This is not Mac-
specific, I have just checked and I get the same behavior on Linux
(in UTF-8 locale, en_US.UTF-8 in my case).
> Is it valid to mix UTF-8 and ASCII in the same file?
Technically, yes, the resulting file is a valid UTF-8 file. I don't
know whether SPSS supports it, though (and I cannot check that).
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