UTF-8 Support on Windows

R internally allows strings to be represented in the current native encoding, in UTF-8 and in Latin 1. When interacting with the operating system or external libraries, all these representations have to be converted to native encoding. On Linux and macOS today this is not a problem, because the native…

Windows/UTF-8 Build of R and CRAN Packages
R-devel-win.exe is an experimental installer of R, set up to download experimental binary builds of…
New Features in the R Graphics Engine
Support for gradient fills, pattern fills, clipping paths and masks has been added to the R graphics…
Improvements to Clipping in the R Graphics Engine
The R graphics engine performs some clipping of output regardless of whether the graphics device it…
Testing R on Emulated Platforms
Sometimes it is useful to test R on unusual platforms, even when the expected number of users is not…
Changes to Symbol Fonts for Cairo Graphics Devices
The symbol font When drawing text in R graphics, we can specify the font “family” to use, e.g., a generic…
Changes to Symbol Fonts for Cairo Graphics Devices
The symbol font When drawing text in R graphics, we can specify the font “family” to use, e.g., a generic…
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