Re: [R] Set R 2.1.1. in English

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri 19 Aug 2005 - 04:15:20 EST

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Patrick Giraudoux wrote:

>> (whish R
>> 2.1.1 could be parametrise 'English' even with a French Windows XP!!!!)
>> If I understand you correctly, it can. Just add LANGUAGE=en to the
>> shortcut.

> Wonderful hope but not sure to catch what you term "shortcut". I tried to add
> this command in C:\R\rw2011\etc\Rprofile, the .Rprofile in the folder my
> documents, but this cannot be understood from there... which obviously shows
> that "shortcut" is not a general term for profiles! I have also

See the rw-FAQ Q2.2.
`Shortcut' is the standard name for files on Windows with extension .lnk.

Another way is to add this to HOME/.Renviron: see the rw-FAQ Q2.17

> unsuccessfully looked for a file "shortcut" in the rw2011 folder. I also
> tried and went through the R-help archive. There were some exchanges on this
> subject and Asian languages some weeks ago but what I have tried and adapt on
> this basis did not work.
> The objective would be to have R in English (thus additionnally allowing MDI
> mode with R-WinEdt, which is not the case with any other language) and to
> keep Windows XP and other applications in the foreign (= French, here)
> language.
> Thanks for any further hint,
> Patrick Giraudoux

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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