Re: [R] Change console language ?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 29 Sep 2005 - 02:05:54 EST

On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, SÚrgio Nunes wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm pretty new to R, I've just installed version 2.1.1 on Windows.
> I have a simple (it seems) doubt - how do I change the Console default
> Language ?
> It's set to Portuguese but I would like to view it in English.

Do read the administration manual (on the help menu, via HTML help). Or, from the rw-FAQ in R-2.2.0-beta

3.2 I want R in English (and not in French/Chinese/...)!

The default behaviour of R is to try to run in the language you run Windows in. Apparently some users want Windows in their native language, but not R. To do so, set `LANGUAGE=en' as discussed in Q2.2 and Q2.15.

You have not even told us what locale you are in, but I would be suprised if this was Portugal and not Brazil.

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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