In article <B7BDF045-D6CD-4916-A184-AF5C127E0409 / segment7.net>,
  Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> writes:

> Currently the only way to do this is at ruby startup time through the  
> LANG env var or -E.  Is it too dangerous to add  
> Encoding::default_external= ?

It is not thread safe.
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Tanaka Akira