[R] Problem with Windows clipboard and UTF-8
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Fri Sep 30 16:26:16 CEST 2022
I can reproduce this.
C:\Users\ruipb>R -q -e "writeClipboard('categoría'); sessionInfo()"
> writeClipboard('categoría'); sessionInfo()
R version 4.2.1 (2022-06-23 ucrt)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows 10 x64 (build 22000)
Matrix products: default
 LC_COLLATE=Portuguese_Portugal.utf8 LC_CTYPE=Portuguese_Portugal.utf8
 LC_MONETARY=Portuguese_Portugal.utf8 LC_NUMERIC=C
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
# quoting Andrew: Pasting the result into this e-mail message yields
And with the same sessionInfo() output
R -q -e "writeClipboard('categoría', format = 13)"
# <Ctrl+V> paste clipboard here
Hope this helps,
Às 14:05 de 30/09/2022, Andrew Hart via R-help escreveu:
> Hi everyone,
> Recently I upgraded to R 4.2.1 which now uses UTF-8 internally as its
> native encoding. Very nice. However, I've discovered that if I use
> writeClipboard to try and move a string containing accented characters
> to the Windows clipboard and then try and paste that into another
> application (e.g. notepad, Eclipse, etc.), the accents turn out all
> garbled. Here's an example:
> Pasting the result into this e-mail message yields
> As near as I can tell, the problem seems to have something to do with
> the format parameter of writeClipboard. By default, format has a value
> of 1, which tells the clipboard to receive Text in the machine's locale.
> If I set format=13 in the call, the accents transfer to the clipboard
> writeClipboard("categoría", format=13)
> and the result is
> It seems that format=13 may be a better default now that R is using
> UTF-8. It would be nice not to have to specify the format every time I
> want to copy text to the clipboard with writeClipboard.
> Is writeClipboard supposed to perform any kind of encoding conversion or
> is the format parameter merely informing the clipboard of the kind of
> payload it's being handed?
> Btw, with pre-4.2.0 versions of R, this wasn't a problem. I am very much
> in favour of R using some kind of Unicode encoding natively, but this
> wrinkle seems to be something the user shouldn't have to deal with since
> the Windows clipboard is capable of holding Unicode text. Any advice
> would be gratefully received.
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