[R] use of Encoding()?

Tilmann Faul Tilmann_Faul at t-online.de
Fri Feb 3 17:29:20 CET 2017


this is my first question here, so forgive me if i my be clumsy.

I want  to use Encoding to set the encoding of a character vector, but
it doese not seem to work. See example.

> x <- "16-03-02"
> Encoding(x)
[1] "unknown"
> Encoding(x) <- "latin1"
> Encoding(x)
[1] "unknown"

Is this intended?
Actually i want to change encoding of a character vector generated by
list.file on a linux computerwith UTF-8 file encoding, rstudio encoding
is iso8859-15.
Any hints?

best Tilmann

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