Re: [R] [R-SIG-Mac] language

From: [Ricardo Rodriguez] Your XEN ICT Team <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:19:19 +0200


Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Which messages? and R itself handle this differently for their
> messages.
> You will find a discussion in the 'R Installation and Administration'
> manual. You don't give an address, but I suspect you are in a
> Spanish-speaking locale. I believe the Mac OS port of R uses the
> stanard libintl from the R sources, in which case you can read for
> yourself how libintl determines the message language in the
> src/extra/intl directory.

The cited discussion is useful even though the topic is still difficult for me. I am in Spain and in a Spanish locale. Mac preferences take care of it. By changing it to, for instance, an UK one together with English as language, shows all messages in English. As far as I can read in the manual, it is possible to overwrite the O.S. settings with startup options. I will try to do that after studying the documentation.

There is still another problem related with fonts that is making me nuts: are fonts used for quartz() output independent from locale and language settings? For instances, any á, é, í or whatever accented vowel or ñ prevents the string containing this character for being rendered, for instance, in the labels of a barplot.

Please, could you give me a path to solve this issue?

Thank you so much.

Best regards,


Ricardo Rodríguez
Your XEN ICT Team

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