[ESS] German umlaute in ESS, Emacs & R

enno_sandkasten at arcor.de enno_sandkasten at arcor.de
Thu Jul 31 11:17:38 CEST 2008

Hi list,

I use GNU Emacs 22.2.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2008-03-26 on Windows XP and ESS Version 5.3.7, both downloaded from http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/ressources/emacs/, and R version 2.7.1 for Windows.

My problem is that Emacs cannot handle german umlaute as R variable names:

> ä <- 3
Error: unexpected input in "\201"

This does not occur in RGui.exe. I think this is more an emacs than ess problem, but maybe there are any suggestions.

Thanks, Sven

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