[R] R CMD BATCH Unicode

Ned Harding ned at alteryx.com
Wed Jun 26 19:39:34 CEST 2013

I have no problems with the windows command line.  I don't need any Unicode there.  It really is an internal R question because of the way R is reading and writing the input and output files.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Newmiller [mailto:jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:06 AM
To: Ned Harding; Prof Brian Ripley; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] R CMD BATCH Unicode

Just because the subject mentions R doesn't mean it is on topic here. This is more related to Windows than R. I recommend studying windows documentation for awhile. A quick search turned up a number of discussions on the web, including http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1035388/unicode-output-on-windows-command-line.
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Ned Harding <ned at alteryx.com> wrote:

>So just to clarify - there is no way to use R CMD BATCH on windows with 
>Unicode?  Any advice of how to use R in a batch mode with Unicode 
>inputs and outputs?
>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Prof Brian Ripley
>Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:45 AM
>To: r-help at r-project.org
>Subject: Re: [R] R CMD BATCH Unicode
>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 
>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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