[R] Sys.setlocale() and text()

From: Ed Merkle <edgar.merkle_at_wichita.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 21:09:13 -0600


Dear HelpeRs,

I have a question about the Sys.setlocale() command and plotting. I am running Windows XP, with R 2.6.1. My default locale is English_United States.1252.

I am trying to add a lowercase sigma to a plot using the following code:

Sys.setlocale("LC_CTYPE","greek")
plot(1:10,1:10)
text(4,3,"\xF3")

For R 2.6.1, this code gives me the glyph from my default (1252) instead of from the 1253 codes. For an older version of R (2.3.0) on the same computer, this code gives me the lowercase sigma that I wanted. I have been unable to pinpoint what has changed. Thanks for the help, and I apologize if I am missing something obvious.

-- 
Ed Merkle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Psychology
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260

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