[R-SIG-Mac] A bug in the Mac GUI and a request

Ivan Alves papucho at mac.com
Thu Sep 28 16:04:28 CEST 2006

Dear Simon,

First the bug:
R GUI version 1.17-pre (3821), Mac OS X system 10.4.7 on intel core  
duo.  Whenever (or almost)  I save the content of the quartz device  
(the graphics window) to a file, the window "Save Content of Quartz  
Device to PDF File" remains (or rather comes back) after pressing on  
the save button.  Furthermore this window cannot be closed, except by  
quiting the R GUI.

Now the request:
UTF-8 encoding support.  Since I have started working with csv files  
encoded in UTF-8 (which appears to be the native.enc in OS X) I have  
had quite a headache subsetting dataframes by values of a given  
factor (with text encoded in UTF-8 I pressume).  For instance  
"Compañia" appears as "Compa\361ia".  It goes beyond just looks,  
working with an external editor (TextMate), I cannot use "Compañia"  
nor "Compa\361ia", but "Compa\\361ia" for instance for subseting on a  
factor with this value.  This is hardly optimal and was wondering  
when the encoding issues are going to be solved on the OS X platform  
this problem does not appear in windows, partly I suppose as the csv  
files come form that platform...

many thanks in advance


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