Re: [R] R 2.1.0 GUI language

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 19 Apr 2005 - 07:04:27 EST

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Stephan Tolksdorf wrote:


> LC_ALL doesn't seem to change the message language. LC_MESSAGES,
> which is mentioned in the installation and administration guide,
> doesn't seem to exist in R 2.1.0 and isn't listed in the locales help.

Right: it cannot be set inside R. For as the manual says:

   Note that you should not expect to be able to change the language    once R is running.

But it can be set as an environment variable outside R, as described in the rw-FAQ. Setting either LC_MESSAGES or LC_ALL=de on the command line works for me.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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