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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:01:28 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, [Ricardo Rodriguez] Your XEN ICT Team wrote:

> Thanks.
> 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.

Set the environment variable LANGUAGE to en.

> 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?

Wrong list here, but again, likely to be a locale problem. The R posting guide asks for the output of sessionInfo() for a good reason.

> Thank you so much.
> Best regards,
> Ricardo
> --
> Ricardo Rodríguez
> Your XEN ICT Team

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