[R] How to get the length of an UTF-8 string

From: Fán Lóng <foylong_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 18:34:38 +0800


Hi there,

I am intending to get the length of an UTF-8 string which contains some Japanese characters (let's say, rstr) in R language. I try to use the nchar(rstr) to get its length, however, it returns the "NA" for it contains some multi-byte characters.

Is there any alternatives to return the length of this rstr?

Any suggestion is appreciated.

Long



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