[ESS] "foreign" languages in R and ESS

Paul Johnson pauljohn at ku.edu
Sat Nov 19 20:42:21 CET 2005

In R-2.2 supports Unicode characters. I'm not an multilingual, but I 
work with a colleague who is and we want to put some foreign symbols in 
an R picture.

In Emacs I configure with the pull down menu Options/MULE and I use "Set 
Language Environment" to set UTF-8 and then the input method is selected 
there, either the default or cyrillic-ukrainian.

Here is an R program that tries to use the cyrillic in the title of a plot:

x <- rnorm(100)
y <- rnorm(100)

The Cyrillic shows in Emacs and it shows in my email program 
(thunderbird), however, when I run it through R, the plot title is in 
English, reading 'b'e'c'c'Z'Z'_

Before I ask in the R list, I figured I should as here in ESS because I 
figure there's a pretty good chance that there's some slippage between 
Emacs and ESS where MULE is concerned. ?

I'm running Fedora Core 4 with Emacs

My system LANG variable is
$ env | grep LANG

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