[R] Switch language

Annette Heisswolf annette.heisswolf at utu.fi
Wed Dec 3 11:21:27 CET 2008


in the FAQ on R for Windows it says:

> 3.4 I selected English for installation but R runs in Chinese.
> Precisely, you selected English for installation! The language of the installer has nothing to do with the language used to run R: this is completely standard Windows practice (and necessary as different users of the computer may use different languages).
> The language R uses for menus and messages is determined by the locale: please read the appropriate manual (the R Installation and Administration Manual) for the details. You can ensure that R uses English messages by appending LANGUAGE=en to the shortcut you use to start R, or setting it in the Rconsole file. 

That should apply to your problem, too...


Antje schrieb:
> Hi there,
> I've installed R somewhen in German but I'd like to have it in English. 
> The installation of a new version does not change the language setting 
> though I think I've chosen "English" in the installation process (this 
> choice was available, right?).
> Can anybody give me a hint?
> (Error-Messages in German are not easy to get a solution for...)
> Antje

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