[R] How to receive German umlauts (8bitWestern) from SJava ?

Jens Oehlschlägel oehl_list at gmx.de
Thu Jul 4 11:32:23 CEST 2002

I have a problem with receiving a full 8bit characterset from SJava.

My R has 
> Sys.getlocale()

I have a Java application reading 8bitWestern Character including German

I read data with SJava to R and some characters do not arrive as desired but
as 2Byte characters, I guess UTF-8. 

a b c A B C ä ö ü Ä Ö Ü ß 
arrive as
a b c A B C ä ö ü Ä Ö Ü ß

Can someone give advice how to receive the characters correctly (and fast)?


Jens Oehlschlägel

> version
platform i386-pc-mingw32
arch     i386           
os       Win32          
system   i386, mingw32  
major    1              
minor    5.1            
year     2002           
month    06             
day      17             
language R

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