[R] Locale settings on Debian

From: Gregor GORJANC <gregor.gorjanc_at_bfro.uni-lj.si>
Date: Tue 03 May 2005 - 20:32:43 EST


Hello!

I have a problem with locales in R (debian package r-base) 2.1.0-1. I get the following error:

$ R

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R> plot(1:10)
Error in X11() : could not find any X11 fonts Check that the Font Path is correct.
In addition: Warning messages:
1: locale not supported by Xlib: some X ops will operate in C locale
2: X cannot set locale modifiers

# In R I have the following locales, which are a mixture of mine setting
# (look at the end of this mail) and R settings i.e. some my locales
# settings were overriden by R and some added
R> Sys.getlocale()
[1]"LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=en_US.utf8;LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8; LC_MONETARY=en_US.utf8;LC_MESSAGES=en_US.utf8;LC_PAPER=C;LC_NAME=C;LC_ADDRESS=C; LC_TELEPHONE=C;LC_MEASUREMENT=C;LC_IDENTIFICATION=C" # and new internationalization functions say that everything should be OK R> l10n_info()
$MBCS

[1] TRUE
$"UTF-8"

[1] TRUE # and It afcourse works fine if I set
R> Sys.setlocale("LC_CTYPE", "C")

# If I echo LC variables in terminal I have
$ echo $LC
$LC_ALL $LC_MEASUREMENT $LC_PAPER $LC_TIME

$ echo $LC_PAPER

a4

$ echo $LC_TIME

en_US

$ echo $LC_MEASUREMENT

metric

$ echo $LC_ALL

en_US.utf8

$ echo $LAN
$LANG $LANGUAGE

$ echo $LANG

en_US.utf8

$ echo $LANGUAGE

en_US.utf8

# I use en_US.utf8 since I need possibility to display also non-ascii # characters in terminal.

Does anyone have any suggestions what should I do?

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Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc

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