R-alpha: ISO Latin1 and Readline

Ross Ihaka ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 11:57:17 +1200 (NZST)

Does anyone have experience with using the readline library in
conjunction with ISO Latin1 characters?

In response to a prod from Martin Maechler I am trying to convert R so
that it will accept 8-bit characters (and render them correctly in text
and graphics).  This appears to work when I type such lines into a file
and source it, but readline seems to intercept any 8-bit characters
I type interactively  and refuses to let them through to R.

Is this cured if you have the right kind of keyboard?

Additional query: Should accented characters be allowed in variable names?

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