Re: [R] Problem with writing a CSV file in UTF-8 formate

From: venkata kirankumar <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:09:51 +0530

Hi Murdoch,
first of all thanks allot for your suggestion. I tried the way you suggested but while opening in notepad and checking its showing that the file is in ANSI
can any thing else I can do for this

Thanks in advance
On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM, Duncan Murdoch <>wrote:

> On 22/06/2010 9:00 AM, venkata kirankumar wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a problem with writing a *.CSV file in UTF-8 formate
>> I tried to write a dataframe named "dfPREINDX" to the new file named
>> "preindx.csv" in below formate
>> write.table(dfPREINDX,PreIndex,fileEncoding="UTF-8",sep="|",row.names=FALSE)
>> but its throed an error like
>> Error in write.table(dfPREINDX, "preindx.csv", fileEncoding = "UTF-8", sep
>> =
>> "|", :
>> unused argument(s) (fileEncoding = "UTF-8")
>> can any one please help me how to create a file in UTF-8 formate.
> The write.table has no fileEncoding argument. To write to a non-native
> encoding, you need to open a connection with that encoding, and write to
> that. For example:
> con <- file("preindx.csv", open="w", encoding="UTF-8")
> write.table(dfPREINDX, con, sep="|",row.names=FALSE)
> close(con)
> Duncan Murdoch

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