Re: [Rd] packages using UTF-8 encoding

From: Sebastian P. Luque <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 08:57:45 -0500

On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 14:23:17 +0100 (BST), Prof Brian Ripley <> wrote:


> \encoding(UTF-8}, yes.

Oops, yes (shift key pressed longer than needed).

> However, I would be worried about anything which 'needs' UTF-8 encoding,
> since it is going to be far from portable. If all you need are
> characters from ISO-8859-1, it is more portable to use that.

Right, this is for accents in some spanish/french words. I was thinking of UTF-8 since that's my current locale, but that's probably irrelevant for setting these directives here (accents). So if ISO-8859-1 is more portable, I think latin1 should be fine in this case. Thanks.


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