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

From: Jeroen Ooms <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:27:46 -0800


> I installed "libiconv" from, 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

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