[Rd] Unicode characters in ISO8859-15 locale

Jeroen Ooms jeroen @end|ng |rom berke|ey@edu
Thu Dec 17 13:28:36 CET 2020

The hunspell package uses the code below to replace curly quotes (aka
fancyquotes) with a regular ascii quotes that are needed for check

    chartr("\u2019", "'", input)

As of last week this stopped working on CRAN in the Linux server that
runs in ISO8859-15 locale. From the error message, it seems that R no
longer parses the escaped unique string, which gets turned into

Is this expected?

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