Re: [R] Problems with Windows RGUI R-2.7.0 when PATH includes 'æ'

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:01:46 +0100 (BST)

Your email was not properly encoded by the time it reached me (see the ? in crucial places), so I may be missing something.

I am guessing you are in a Danish locale with codepage CP1252, and fortunately the subject line appears to have worked. I think I have a reproduction test, in which case this will be fixed in R-patched shortly (but please test that for us).

No one reported this in the alpha/beta/RC test period, and we do know that the Japanese did some testing of the new features. I guess that real testing started yesterday ....

Thanks for the report -- if you find further misfeatures it would be helpful to have the locale and an email in a marked encoding.

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Erik Jørgensen wrote:

> I have a subdirectory named 'F?lles Filer' in my PATH. When I start the
> RGUI, I receive the following error/warning messages:
> Error in Sys.setenv(PATH = PATH) : invalid input in wtransChar
> and
> Warning message:
> package "methods" in options("defaultPackages") was not found
> The problems disappear, when I change the the subdirectory name to its short
> version, 'FLLES~1' in the PATH specification in the Windows setup.
> regards
> Erik J?rgensen
> Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
> University of Aarhus, Denmark
> platform i386-pc-mingw32
> arch i386
> os mingw32
> system i386, mingw32
> status
> major 2
> minor 7.0
> year 2008
> month 04
> day 22
> svn rev 45424
> language R
> version.string R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
> [[alternative HTML version deleted]]

Brian D. Ripley,        
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