Issue #6979 has been updated by drbrain (Eric Hodel).

Status changed from Open to Rejected

Ruby 1.8.7 is at EOL and only accepts security fixes at this time. Please upgrade to ruby 1.9.

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2011/10/06/plans-for-1-8-7/
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Bug #6979: Multibyte-Strings 
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6979#change-29175

Author: karsten (karsten e)
Status: Rejected
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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