stri_enc_mark {stringi}R Documentation

Get Declared Encodings of Each String


Gets declared encodings for each string in a character vector as seen by stringi.





character vector or an object coercible to a character vector


According to Encoding, R has a simple encoding marking mechanism: strings can be declared to be in latin1, UTF-8 or bytes.

Moreover, via the C API we may check whether a string is in ASCII (R assumes that this holds if and only if all bytes in a string are not greater than 127, so there is an implicit assumption that your platform uses an encoding which is an ASCII superset) or in the system's default (a.k.a. unknown in Encoding) encoding.

Intuitively, the default encoding should be equivalent to the one you use when inputting data via keyboard. In stringi we assume that such an encoding is equivalent to the one returned by stri_enc_get. It is automatically detected by ICU to match – by default – the encoding part of the LC_CTYPE category as given by Sys.getlocale.


Returns a character vector of the same length as str. Unlike in Encoding, possible encodings are: ASCII, latin1, bytes, native, and UTF-8. Additionally, missing values are handled properly.

This is exactly the same information that is used by all the functions in stringi to re-encode their inputs.

See Also

Other encoding_management: stri_enc_info, stri_enc_list, stri_enc_set, stringi-encoding

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