Re: [R] displaying Cyrillic in RGui under Windows

From: Roger Levy <>
Date: Wed 08 Feb 2006 - 05:03:43 EST

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Roger Levy wrote:

>> I have a data frame with Cyrillic text that I would like to be able to
>> view under RGui.  Unfortunately I can't figure out from the manuals how
>> to make this happen -- can someone point me in the right direction?

> You can only do this if you run RGui in a Cyrillic locale.
> Unfortunately there are several incompatible Cyrillic encodings, so
> let's hope this is the Windows one. If so, set Windows to Russian as
> per the rw-FAQ, select LANGUAGE=en and it should work.

Thanks, I understand better now. Apparently the only usable encoding is Windows-1251, which R switches to upon the command Sys.setlocale(,"russian"). After converting my data files to that encoding and switching the Windows locale, everything works great.

Many thanks.

Roger mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Wed Feb 08 05:34:11 2006

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