UTF-8 And R

Kevin Feasel

2019-01-29

R

Sebastian Sauer gives us a brief overview of UTF-8 support in R and other relevant tools (like Excel):

That seems to work easily. Maybe that’s the easiest way at the end of the day (?).

One problem that may arise – besides building on proprietary code that may change without notice – is that Excel may have problems reading a UTF8 csv, as explained here.

Read on for more info on what has become the de facto web standard for text.

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