[ESS] font colors out of sync in *R* buffer

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon May 4 09:06:24 CEST 2009

>>>>> "AG" == Armin Goralczyk <agoralczyk at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Sun, 3 May 2009 14:34:10 +0200 writes:

    AG> This also happens in the german localization where
    AG> warning messages including umlaut are printed as "a for
    AG> ä. An example warning message from my current session:

    AG> Fehler in ci[i, , 3] <- metarate(e = rds$e[i, ], n =
    AG> rds$n[i, ], method = "double") : falsche Anzahl von
    AG> subscripts Zus"atzlich: Warning messages: 1: In
    AG> return(ci, theta) : mehrargumentige R"uckgaben sind
    AG> veraltet 2: In return(ci, theta) : mehrargumentige
    AG> R"uckgaben sind veraltet

    AG> When " is unmatched the buffer will remain in pink. How
    AG> can I prevent this? 


    AG> How can I change to english messages
    AG> (presumably without umlaut)?

Adding something like the following to your "Renviron" file:

## if you want English:

Read more about that from the R help page   " ?Startup "

Martin Mächler, ETH Zürich

(*)  PS:

 I have never seen this rendering of ä (a-Umlaut) by  "a 
 in *R output*.  Of course I know about it as a recognized
 ascii-transliteration and as the 'german' style/class in LaTeX.

 Could it be that have configured your Emacs in a very special
 way so as to automagically tranlate correct ä into "a ??

    AG> Thanks -- Armin Goralczyk, M.D.  -- Universitätsmedizin
    AG> Göttingen Abteilung Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
    AG> Rudolf-Koch-Str. 40 37099 Göttingen -- Dept. of General
    AG> and Visceral Surgery University Medical Center Göttingen
    AG> Göttingen, Germany -- http://www.gwdg.de/~agoralc

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