Issue #6979 has been reported by karsten (karsten emmertsen).

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Bug #6979: Multibyte-Strings 
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6979

Author: karsten (karsten emmertsen)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: Ruby 1.8.7
ruby -v: ruby 1.8.7 (2012-06-29 patchlevel 370) [i686-linux] 


ruby 1.8 does not handle multibyte strings properly. 
UTF-8 contains max 4 bytes/charekter. They need to be handled separately in ruby 1.8 

(This is fixed in ruby 1.9)


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