[Rd] Bug 18208 - tools:::latexToUtf8(tools::parseLatex("\\'i")) should generate í

Georgi Boshnakov georg|@bo@hn@kov @end|ng |rom m@nche@ter@@c@uk
Sat Oct 9 10:33:16 CEST 2021

tools:::latexToUtf8() doesn't convert the LaTeX accented character "\\'i<file://'i>" to  í (see Bug #18208 https://bugs.r-project.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18208,  reported by Manuel López-Ibáñez for details and justification). For example:

> tools:::latexToUtf8(tools::parseLatex("\\'i<file://'i>"))

It does the conversion if i is replaced by '\i':

> tools:::latexToUtf8(tools::parseLatex("\\'\\i<file://'//i>"))

Both are acceptable in LaTeX.

I think that this can be fixed by adding a line to the definition of makeLatexTable() in R/src/library/tools/R/parseLatex.R, just before it returns:

makeLatexTable <- function(utf8table)

    table[["\\textemdash<file://textemdash>"]] <- "\u2014"
    latexArgCount[["\\textemdash<file://textemdash>"]] <<- 0

    table$"\\'"$"i"  <- table$"\\'"$"\\i<file://i>"    # Georgi


I can submit a patch if I get access  to bugzilla.

After building R-devel svn 81022 from 2021-10-08 with the above change, we get what we want:

> tools:::latexToUtf8(tools::parseLatex("\\'i<file://'i>"))
> tools:::latexToUtf8(tools::parseLatex("\\'\\i<file://'//i>"))
Georgi Boshnakov

	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

More information about the R-devel mailing list