[Rd] Making iconv portable?

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at
Mon Dec 15 18:21:19 CET 2014

>>>>> Spencer Graves writes:

> 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).


R> iconv("Raúl", "", "ASCII//TRANSLIT")
[1] "Raul"

seems to work for me on Linux ...


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

> 	  Thanks, 
> 	  Spencer 

>> 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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