[R] locale problem in W98

Petr Pikal petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Wed Jan 7 17:56:50 CET 2004

Dear all

I am using two computers, one with Windows2000 and the other one with W98 
both have the same version (precompiled binary) R 1.8.1 and I have experienced a 
slight problem with text used in plotting on W98 machine.

When I try to write some local characters into R console

????? (not sure if it is OK on your computers)

in W2000 **everything** is OK but in W98 some of the characters (1,3,4,5) are 
changed (and the same is when I try to annotate a plot with them). When I copy it 
from R console to some editor (e.g. Notepad) the characters are again OK and 
when I copy the characters from editor back to console they are again corrupted.

> Sys.getlocale()
[1] "LC_COLLATE=Czech_Czech Republic.1250;LC_CTYPE=Czech_Czech 
h Republic.1250"

is same on both and I have checked Rprofile and my profile on both computers 
and it seems to be the same.

I can put Czech characters on finished plots with some other program (GIMP) 
but I prefer to do all possible annotation in R.

Please, can you give me some hint where to look for possible solution on W98 
machine setting.

Thank you 

Petr Pikal
petr.pikal at precheza.cz

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