[R] Fwd: Re: East Asian language
pingping.zheng at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Jul 15 14:49:37 CEST 2005
I'm not sure what other applications use environment variable like "LANGUAGE".
I'm sorry I was so assertive. However, what I said is right in the sense that
environment variables are supposed to be used NOT by one specific application.
I happen to use lots of GnuWin32 and Cygwin applications such as lots of Unix
tools though I am not sure what will happen after setting system wise variable
It's a good idea to set "LANGUAGE" in .Renviron under current directory before
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Lancaster LA1 4YF
Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> Pingping Zheng wrote:
>>> I think what Nan Lin wanted is "How to change the language used in R
>>> console by re-setting something within R?"
>>> For a non-english user, sometime we prefer to set the system default
>>> language to a native one and use english in individual programs when
>>> we think necessary.
>>> a) setting the envrionment variable LANGUAGE=en will make an impact
>>> on the whole system, which has its side effects.
> I'd like to see your evidence for that. gettext deliberately chose
> LANGUAGE because it was not commonly used, and I know of no application
> other than those based on gettext (like R) which makes use of it. It is
> not at all common for Windows applications to use such environment
> variables unless they are ported from the Unix world.
>>> b) changing language setup through control panel is telling people to
>>> away their native windows system, let's all use English system.
>>> Any better idea?
>> What about setting LANGUAGE in .Renviron?
>> See ?.Renviron
> Or reading the rw-FAQ Q2.17 and seeing other ways to do so.
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