"ts" <decoux / moulon.inra.fr> wrote in message
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> >>>>> "M" == MikkelFJ  <mikkelj-anti-spam / post1.dknet.dk> writes:
>
> M> I may be stating the obvious - but in relation to Unicodification of
> M> portable source code like Ruby, the IBM ICU library may be worth a
> M> consideration (haven't looked at m17n source).
>
>  Well, perhaps Unicode is well suited for ASCII but the goal of m17n is to
> support all possibles languages, like Eastern languages.

What is the problem with Unicode (whatever encoding is used)? It certainly
goes much further than ASCII and works fine for Hebrew and Japanese, at
least for some Japanese encodings.

Mikkel