Lothar Scholz wrote:

> FG> So that it can identify the file as UTF-8 encoded in the future without
> FG> having to guess based on byte count, I assume.
> 
> FG> I think that that behavior makes sense and would like to see it 
> FG> supported in Ruby.
>  
> Doesn't ruby CVS already do this ?
> I thought i read something about this on the ruby core list.

No idea, I'm on 1.8.2.