[R] How can I change the language back to english?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Dec 29 04:56:20 CET 2007

This is rw-FAQ Q3.2, Q3.4.

But the underlying problem is that Windows is telling R it is in French, 
and perhaps you need to sort that out.

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, francogrex wrote:

> I have reset my windows and re-installed R (I explicitly asked for english)
> and although the windows XP version is in english I am having R display in
> french. like:
> "R est un logiciel libre livré sans AUCUNE GARANTIE.
> Vous pouvez le redistribuer sous certaines conditions.
> Tapez 'license()' ou 'licence()' pour plus de détails.
> R est un projet collaboratif avec de nombreux contributeurs.
> Tapez 'contributors()' pour plus d'information et
> 'citation()' pour la façon de le citer dans les publications.
> Tapez 'demo()' pour des démonstrations, 'help()' pour l'aide
> en ligne ou 'help.start()' pour obtenir l'aide au format HTML.
> Tapez 'q()' pour quitter R."
> I know I have an azerty french keyboard but even before the reset I had the
> same azerty french
> keyborad and the same XP settings and R was completely in english, now it's
> annoyinly in french and reinstalling R again doesn't change it back to
> english like I want it. how can I set it in english, I hate having my R
> message in french. thanks.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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