[Rd] issue with print()ing multibyte characters on R 4.0.4
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Wed Feb 17 14:47:59 CET 2021
Thanks for confirming and investigating.
> but it was no one reported in the run up to 4.0.4.
Yes, it was unfortunate that no one had reported it to the right place
before the release...
2021年2月17日(水) 19:20 Prof Brian Ripley <ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk>:
> On 17/02/2021 04:58, Hiroaki Yutani wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I saw several people on Japanese locale claim that, on R 4.0.4,
> > print() doesn't display
> > Japanese characters correctly. This seems to happen only on Windows
> > and on macOS (I
> > usually use Linux and I don't see this problem).
> > For example, in the result below, "鬼" and "外" are displayed in
> > "\uXXXX" format. What's
> > curious here is that "は" is displayed as it is, by the way.
> >> "鬼は外"
> >  "\u9b3cは\u5916"
> > But, if I use such functions as message() or cat(), the string is
> > displayed as it is.
> >> message("鬼は外")
> > 鬼は外
> that does not escape non-printable characters, so as expected.
> > Considering the fact that it seems only Windows and macOS are
> > affected, I suspect this
> > is somehow related to this change described in the release note,
> > (though I have no idea
> > what change this is):
> > The internal table for iswprint (used on Windows, macOS and AIX) has been
> > updated to include many recent Unicode characters.
> > (https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/NEWS.html)
> > Before I'm going to file this issue on Bugzilla, I'd like to confirm
> > if this is not the intended
> > change, and, if this is actually intended, I want to discuss how to
> > improve this behaviour.
> I am sorry: this was not intended but it was no one reported in the run
> up to 4.0.4. It seems to be working in R-devel so I suggest you check
> that or go back to 4.0.3.
> It looks like a line in the iswprint table got deleted in the merge from
> R-devel. I will try to set up some automated checks to see if I can
> find any other problems, but that will take a few days.
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk
> Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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