[R-SIG-Mac] Issue with spelling in Aquamacs

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 23 10:50:02 CEST 2009

On Wed, 23 Sep 2009, johannes rara wrote:

> I'm having the same problem with Aquamacs (I'm Aquamacs noob) and R. E.g.
>> setwd("/Documents/Tämä")
> Error in setwd("/Documents/T\344m\344") : cannot change working directory
> Any ideas what's wrong?

You've not (neither of you) told us the 'at a minimum' information 
required in the posting guide, so you have made it unnecessarily 
difficult to help you debug your mistakes.  This is a symptom of 
sending (e.g.) latin-1 text to R running in a UTF-8 locale.  So check 
sessionInfo() (run in the same way you send these commands) and check 
the encoding of your Aquamacs buffers.

And I suspect you are using ESS to send code from Aquamacs to R, so 
see the R FAQ Q6.1 for where to ask for further help.

> -Johannes
> 2009/9/23 Víctor Manuel García-Guerrero <vicmgg at gmail.com>:
>> Hi, I'm quite new using R in Mac OS X and my problem is the follow:
>> When I write a word in spanish with accent (e.g. día) or with the letter
>> "ñ", the Aquamacs output is \386 for accetuated words and . for ñ (even in
>> graphics). But when I use R 'alone' it respect such words. For example,
>> using Aquamacs,
>> c("año","día") returns: a.o d\386a
>> and the same happens with the graphics.
>> Can somebody help me with this issue? Or could you recommend me another good
>> R editor that doesn't have this kind of problems?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> --
>> Víctor Manuel García-Guerrero
>> PhD student, CEDUA-COLMEX
>> Mexico City, Mexico
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