On 8/27/07, Michael Neumann <mneumann / ntecs.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 04:52:26 +0200, Yukihiro Matsumoto
> <matz / ruby-lang.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > In message "Re: String#length not working properly in Ruby 1.9"
> >     on Sun, 26 Aug 2007 04:14:17 +0900, "Austin Ziegler"
> > <halostatue / gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > |So, can a string's encoding be changed once it's initially set, or
> > |will it be set only by specifying the encoding on read or write?
> >
> > You can.  If a string is a binary (raw) string, you can

> So "raw" means "US-ASCII", right?

It means "raw", as in the bytes that comprise the string, that is, "no
encoding applied".

  nikolai