[Rd] embeded R application on Windows prints broken character.

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Apr 27 03:51:36 CEST 2018

> On Apr 26, 2018, at 4:25 PM, Randy Lai <randy.cs.lai at gmail.com> wrote:
> The issue was reported to me for https://github.com/randy3k/rtichoke/issues/50
> which is a python program which embeds R and provides a interface to R.
> With R 3.5, for reason which i don't understand, when I typed `"a"` in the console
> STDOUT got `"\x02\xff\xfea\x03\xff\xfe"` with the extra escaped characters.
> I notice that `\x02\xff\xfe` and `\x03\xff\xfe` are encoding related byte marks.
> A clear solution is to filter the escaped characters, but I want to understand what
> changes are causing it happens. It didn’t happen for R 3.4.

The maintainer (randy3k, oh that's you) of that python package has apparently fixed it:


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David Winsemius
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