One of the most headache problems in R (maybe in all programming) is the Encoding issues in the windows platform. Even the veterans in the R-Core team can’t survive.

In the new version of R 3.3.0, there’s an upgrade related to match(x, table) (see #PR16491). However, it leads to unconsistent behaviors when x and table contains non ascii characters. So, I filed my first issue in the and it seems that the issue has been confirmed as a bug.

What a wonderful world it will be, if all the characters are encoded in UTF-8 :D.