[Rd] Differences in printing UTF-8 strings to stdout vs. stderr under Windows

Richard Cotton richierocks at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 14:55:43 CEST 2015

It seems that under Windows, some UTF-8 strings that print OK to
stdout do not print correctly to stderr.  To reproduce:

x <- "\ub124"
cat(x, file = stdout())
## 네
cat(x, file = stderr())
## <U+B124>

Original motivating problem here:

How does printing to stderr differ from printing to stdout?

And more importantly, is there any way I can ensure correct printing
of Unicode characters when I need to write to stderr (when throwing
errors or warnings)?


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