[R-SIG-Mac] Encoding issue with read.csv

Arcadio Rubio García arcadiorubiogarcia at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 21:34:11 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I've been given a CSV file saved on an old Windows 2000 machine. I
think it's coded in Windows-1252 (roughly equivalent to ISO-8859-1 I

When I try to open it with read.csv('foo.csv', encoding =
'iso-8859-1') I get a coding error.

However, if I do:

options(encoding = 'iso-8859-1')
data <- read.csv('foo.csv')

The file is opened smoothly. What am I doing wrong? Shouldn't the
first work if the second does?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
A. R.

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