[R] R CMD BATCH Unicode

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 26 08:44:35 CEST 2013

On 25/06/2013 20:35, Ned Harding wrote:
> Just to clarify: The encoding didn't come through in the email.  print("éíôåëëåãåâáè") is meant to be a bunch of random greek characters.

In that case the message is likely correct.  You failed to give us the 
'at a minimum information' required by the posting guide, but you can 
only have input scripts in the locale encoding (and there are no UTF-8 
locales on Windows).  So unless you were in a Greek locale, the 
re-encoding should have failed.

> Ned.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Ned Harding
> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:35 AM
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: [R] R CMD BATCH Unicode
> Hey,
> I am looking for some help using Unicode with R CMD BATCH on windows.  In particular I would like my input and output files to be UTF-8 encoded.  My command line looks like this:
> r CMD BATCH --encoding=UTF-8 in.txt out.txt
> in.txt is utf-8 encoded and contains:
> print("éíôåëëåãåâáè")
> out.txt gets:
> + <ERROR: re-encoding failure from encoding 'UTF-8'>
> What is the proper way to specify encoding on the command line?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ned.
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Please do, and note what it says about HTML mail, too.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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