Re: [Rd] make check for 2.5.1 RC fails on mbcsToSbcs in graphics

From: Petr Savicky <>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 13:32:34 +0200

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 04:20:39PM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> But you can't really avoid it if you want to test non-ASCII
> features: for example, you cannot test Latin-1 graphics in a C locale.
> It was intended that the postscript device opened for testing graphics was
> opened with encoding="ISOLatin1". That should certainly have helped, at
> least in a UTF-8 locale, but unfortunately there were a couple of typos in
> tests/Examples/Makefile. Fixing that file makes 'make check' work in
> cs_CZ.utf8 at least on my machine.
> It still remains that (for examples) you cannot successfully run make
> check in a MBCS locale without iconv, nor will zh_CN.gbk nor zh_TW.big5
> work. I've added a note to R-admin to say that you may need to try a
> suitable locale.

I applied the following patch obtained by comparing R-devel_2007-06-26 and R-devel_2007-06-27

to my copy of R-2.5.1. Then, make check works with no error in cs_CZ.UTF-8 locale also on my machine. Thank you for the correction.

Petr. mailing list Received on Sat 30 Jun 2007 - 11:37:25 GMT

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