Re: [Rd] use of UTF-8 \uxxxx escape sequences in function arguments

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:59:37 -0500

On Jan 19, 2012, at 7:27 PM, Jeroen Ooms wrote:

>> 
>> I installed "libiconv" from http://www.gnu.org/software/libiconv/, and
>> now I can easily replace all non- ASCII characters in my UTF-8 encoded R
>> files with: iconv -f UTF-8 -t ASCII --unicode-subst="\u%04X"
>> my-utf-8-encoded-file.R

>
>
> Maybe it would be possible to create an R package that exposes an R
> interface to libiconv, in a smililar spirt as how the package XML
> interfaces to libxml2 and RCurl to libcurl, etc
>

Well, R does that - see ?iconv ...



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