adrian1121 adrian1121 - 13 days ago 5
R Question

Importing a .csv into R with UTF-8 encoding error?

I have a .csv file which is written in spanish so it has special characters like ñ, á, é, í, ó, ú. So if I open it in the notepad I can see all the characters properly written and I have already saved the file with UTF-8 encoding. However, when I open RStudio and I import the data using:

servutf <- read.csv("servutf.csv", sep=";")


I get all the dataset but incorrectly encoded i.e.:

Tengo 7 años de experiencia


It should be the following:

Tengo 7 años de experiencia


I have tried everything, I don't know what else to do as I have already checked that R is using UTF-8 encoding and the file is encoded in the same way.

Any suggestion please?

Answer

You need to specify the encoding

servutf <- read.csv("servutf.csv", sep=";", encoding = "UTF-8")
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