[R] Please guide -- UTF-8 locale setting fails on Windows on writing
nalimilan at club.fr
Mon Mar 28 16:09:53 CEST 2016
Le lundi 28 mars 2016 à 19:16 +0530, Sunny Singha a écrit :
> I think I'm experiencing an issue regarding system Locale. I have
> exported '.csv' formatted data frames gathered from various social
> media platforms like facebook/twitter/G+, etc.
> I observe many variable/columns consists of strings formatted similar to below:
> As expected and I confirmed, in social media data, they are strings in
> different languages.
> Platform details are provide in the end of this mail. OS locale is set
> to English (United States) hence 'R' locale is 'English_United
> I have attempted to change it to UTF-8 but receives below warning message:
> Warning message:
> In Sys.setlocale("LC_ALL", "UTF-8") :
> OS reports request to set locale to "UTF-8" cannot be honored
You don't need to set the locale. Just pass an appropriate value (e.g.
"UTF-8") to read.csv() or write.csv()'s fileEncoding argument.
You also didn't tell us what program you used to read these files. Some
might guess the encoding incorrectly, or require you to choose it
> I have gone through below forums but no resolution so far:
> --- http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20571147/how-to-set-unicode-locale-in-r
> --- https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2013-November/067940.html
> --- http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19877676/write-utf-8-files-from-r
> --- https://tomizonor.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/file-utf8-windows/
> --- http://withr.me/configure-character-encoding-for-r-under-linux-and-windows/
> I'm not sure whether the issue is while reading/extracting the data
> from media or while writing/exporting in Windows directory, but I
> don't experience similar issue in my personal Mac machine. I need some
> clarification here.
> How could I export the data just as I see on web ? Please guide.
> Platform I'm using::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
> Operating System : Windows 7 Professional SP1
> R version details:
> platform x86_64-w64-mingw32
> arch x86_64
> os mingw32
> system x86_64, mingw32
> major 3
> minor 2.3
> year 2015
> month 12
> day 10
> svn rev 69752
> language R
> version.string R version 3.2.3 (2015-12-10)
> nickname Wooden Christmas-Tree
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