[Rd] Making iconv portable?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at prodsyse.com
Mon Dec 15 18:15:48 CET 2014

Hello, All:  

	  What would it take to make “iconv” portable?  

	  I ask, because I want to convert accented characters to vanilla ASCII, thereby converting, e.g., ‘Raúl’ to “Raul”, and Milan Bouchet-Valet suggested on R-help that I use 'iconv(x, “",  "ASCII//TRANSLIT”)’.  This worked under Windows but failed on Linux and Mac.  It’s part of the “subNonStandardCharacters” function in the Ecfun package. The development version on R-Forge uses this and returns “Raul” under Windows and NA under Mac OS X (and presumably also Linux).    

	 The “iconv” R code merely calls compiled code, which I’ve used very little in 30 years.   


> On Nov 30, 2014, at 2:32 AM, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com <mailto:spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com>> wrote:
> Wonderful.  Thanks very much.  Spencer
> On 11/30/2014 2:25 AM, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:

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