[Rd] package dependencies specification

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 26 07:00:07 CEST 2009

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Martin Morgan wrote:


> In addition I am not sure of the consequences of using charset 
> ISO8859-1.

It is not portable: the manual says only 'latin1', 'latin2' and 
'UTF-8' are known to be.

Versions of iconv think the name is ISO8859-1 or ISO-8859-1 or 
ISO_8859-1 or 8859-1: there is no variant that all those in use (at 
least 3, possibly two more -- see ?iconv in R-devel) accept apart for 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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