[Rd] accented charatchers in a package manual
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 16:24:18 CET 2012
On 14/11/2012 9:22 AM, Denis Talbot wrote:
> Dear list,
> I am writing an R package manual and there is still a warning when I run "R
> CMD check" about "NON-ASCII contents without declared encoding". I do get
> the warning comes from an accent in the name of one of the author
> (Geneviève), but I can't find what I am supposed to do about it. I know
> there is a section about encoding in the "Writing R extension" manual, but
> I couldn't understand what I should do from reading it.
> Any help is welcomed.
You need to declare what encoding you are using. Put a line in your
DESCRIPTION file like
If you don't know what encoding you are using, you can probably find out
by reading the docs for your text editor, or just guess: If you are on
Windows it is likely latin1, on Linux it is likely utf-8. If you guess
wrong you'll get errors or ugly text when R produces the manual.
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