Error: \uxxxx sequences not supported inside backticks (line 1)*

I can't tell if this is an issue with how this is being rendered on the site, or if it's in your code, but it looks like there are spaces in your variable name. In R, this isn't valid, and, if you do use such a name, it needs to be surrounded in backticks. (See Details re. syntactically valid names here).

See also this issue in the RStudio IDE repository re. Hindi support:

Also the linked community issue, here:

It will help to troubleshoot if you could please turn this into a self-contained reprex (short for reproducible example).


If you've never heard of a reprex before, you might want to start by reading the help page. The reprex dos and don'ts are also useful.

There's also a nice FAQ on how to do a minimal reprex for beginners, below:

What to do if you run into clipboard problems

If you run into problems with access to your clipboard, you can specify an outfile for the reprex, and then copy and paste the contents into the forum.

reprex::reprex(input = "fruits_stringdist.R", outfile = "")

For pointers specific to the community site, check out the reprex FAQ.