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Review default LC_ALL setting #507

hadley opened this Issue Jun 26, 2014 · 2 comments


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hadley commented Jun 26, 2014

Now that all cran check machines run in UTF-8.


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yihui commented Jun 26, 2014

I did not know devtools was forcing the locale to be C, which is a bad idea. I believe it makes a lot of sense to remove this restriction. The locale can be temporarily set to C in a few cases to ensure consistency, such as sorting, but in general, the C locale will make R unable to read/write Unicode characters correctly.


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hadley commented Jun 26, 2014

I made it C a long time ago because that's what CRAN used to use - and I had a horrible problem that took hours to resolve. But I now think that time has passed :)

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