[R] Switch language

Antje niederlein-rstat at yahoo.de
Wed Dec 3 11:38:42 CET 2008

Hello Annette,

that explains everything... Thank you! I just thought having an English version 
of Windows would be enough but indeed my Regional and Language-Setting are set 
to German...


Annette Heisswolf schrieb:
> Hei,
> 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...
> Annette
> 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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