Re: [R] UTF-8 or Unicode on Windows PC

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:33:55 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Hans-Joerg Bibiko wrote:

> On 21 Apr 2008, at 11:33, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> You didn't tell us your R version (or your locale). Windows has no UTF-8
>> locales, so a lot of work has had to be done to allow Unicode chars to be
>> handled on Windows.

> It was more or less a general question on R running on Windows PCs.
> Normally I'm using R on a Mac or Linux. But some of my students asked for the
> Unicode support for Windows' RGUI.
>> Please look into 2.7.0 RC, and in particular its CHANGES file at
> These are really good news!
> I would like to express my gratitude toward anyone who was/is involved in
> that development!

Thanks for the thanks.

> Is it possible to download a compiled snapshot of 2.7.0 for Windows XP?

Yes, And it is due for release tomorrow.

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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