[R] CRAN mirror for Taipeh vs Taipei

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Nov 22 10:35:45 CET 2008

cruz wrote:
> Hi,
> I am residing in Taipei, Taiwan. My windows has English R (2.7.2)
> installed. I noticed that the CRAN mirror for Taipei is Taiwan
> (Taipeh), Is Taipeh a Deutsch or English name?

A quick googling suggests that it is a German spelling (which makes 
sense because Germans by and large speak as they spell and "Taipei" 
would rhyme with "tie-dye"), but also an English speling variant. 
"Taipei" is considerably more common in English, though.

> Thanks,
> cruz
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