[Rd] make check for 2.5.1 RC fails on mbcsToSbcs in graphics

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jun 27 16:26:16 CEST 2007

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> But R 2.5.0 does the same, and as far as I know R has done so for many 
> past versions.
> You are asking the impossible: outputting Latin-1 in a Latin-2 
> environment.  Remember that postscript() does not handle UTF-8, and so 
> uses whatever it thinks the local 8-bit encoding is, in your case 
> either Latin-2 or ASCII.  We can probably work around this, but 
> definitely not at this late stage for 2.5.1.
Yes. Longer term we probably should. I don't think we want  "make check" 
to be locale-dependent, and we do enforce C locale elsewhere.

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