[R] Error messages when start first time R: "You're using a non-UTF8 locale, therefore only ASCII characters will work."

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 18:49:20 CEST 2016

On 14 Apr 2016, at 09:47 , Ole C. Brudvik <olebrudvik at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> I just started this course and just installed R and RStudio but I got this warning/error messages when I open R and RStudio:

This is not a help list for any course...

However, that particular issue is just that the FAQ was edited and it ws forgotten to update the warning message. The instructions are in Sec.7 now.


> During startup - Warning messages:
> 1: Setting LC_CTYPE failed, using "C"
> 2: Setting LC_COLLATE failed, using "C"
> 3: Setting LC_TIME failed, using "C"
> 4: Setting LC_MESSAGES failed, using "C"
> 5: Setting LC_MONETARY failed, using "C"
> [R.app GUI 1.67 (7152) x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0]
> WARNING: You're using a non-UTF8 locale, therefore only ASCII characters will work.
> Please read R for Mac OS X FAQ (see Help) section 9 and adjust your system preferences accordingly.
> Section 9 is just Acknowledgements so I cant find the help the software refer to.
> Please, can anyone help me with this? It seems important to get this fixed before I do work with RStudio.
> Thanks a lot! Appreciate very much any help.
> Cheers
> Ole
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