Re: [R] Unicode characters (R 2.7.0 on Windows XP SP3 and Hardy Heron)

From: Hans-Joerg Bibiko <bibiko_at_eva.mpg.de>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 22:12:00 +0200

Quoting Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>:

> On 5/30/2008 12:58 PM, Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:
>> to put it simply. Windows cannot handle utf-8 data. There is no
>> utf-8 locale available.

>
> Code page 65001 is utf-8. Most text editors (including Notepad)
> include an option to save in the UTF-8 encoding.
>
> Some programs don't fully support utf-8 (some don't even support the
> native UCS-2), but most don't care. That's the nice thing about utf-8.
>
> So in what sense can Windows not handle utf-8 data?

Of course, you're right. I only meant in that context R for Windows, not Windows at all. Sorry for my incorrectness.

--Hans



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