[R] use of Encoding()?

Olivier Crouzet olivier.crouzet at univ-nantes.fr
Fri Feb 3 19:12:08 CET 2017


using R version 3.3.2 under Linux, these work perfectly (but I receive
a correct encoding ("UTF-8"), not "unknown"). 

What is your system (windows, mac, linux)? Your R version? Which
interface (RStudio, Windows R interface)? There are often issues with
character encoding using Windows (in many different programming
languages) but it may not be the case concerning R.

If these operations are meant to read data from a file, you may
alternatively consider the option fileEncoding= from read.table /
read.csv (to change encoding) or, perhaps but I would
suggets first trying the preceding option, encoding= (to specifically
declare the file encoding if you know it but R does not detect it).


On Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:29:20 +0100 Tilmann Faul
<Tilmann_Faul at t-online.de> wrote:

> Hey,
> 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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