Jo.

In message "Re: [ruby-core:18753] Re: Character encodings - a radical   suggestion"
    on Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:28:25 +0900, Martin Duerst <duerst / it.aoyama.ac.jp> writes:

|The alternative, which is suggested by this discussion,
|is that we decide on a (pretty high) minimum standard for
|support for an encoding. All encodings that don't reach
|that standard are simply declared dummy and behave as
|such (i.e. the same as binary, or even with less functionality).

I feel you've suggested something important.  Can you be more concrete
on the idea?  Making UTF-{16,32} dummy again?  Or something else?

							matz.