RE: [R] R-2.1.0 search engine works with mozilla browser but notfirefox

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 30 Apr 2005 - 15:32:52 EST

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 13:04 -0700, Waichler, Scott R wrote:
>
> I did find that there seems to be at least four CRAN packages:
>
> 1. PHYLOGR
> 2. sfsmisc
> 3. survrec
> 4. vardiag
>
> that seem to have problems with UTF-8 locales. If I run help.start() in
> my default locale of en_US.UTF-8, I get the following for each of the
> above packages:
>
>> help.start()
> Making links in per-session dir ...
> Error in gsub(pattern, replacement, x, ignore.case, extended, fixed) :
> input string 28 is invalid in this locale
>
> The number of the input string does change. I believe that the above
> error occurs within make.packages.html().
>
> If I change to LANG=C, the above packages do not cause problems, so
> perhaps they need to be updated for R 2.1.0.
>
> I'll drop a separate e-mail to each of the package authors above.

They have non-ASCII titles in their help files. This issue is resolved for R-patched:

     o	make.packages.html() called by help.start() was failing if
 	there were installed packages with titles invalid in the
 	current locale.

However, there are further layers of incompatibility, and those will be dealt with in 2.2.x, as far as possible (there is no way to display German in a Chinese locale on Windows 98, for example).

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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