Hi,

In message "Re: ruby-lang.org redesign?"
    on Wed, 14 Jun 2006 05:05:57 +0900, gwtmp01 / mac.com writes:

|I was looking at the Japanese version of the site and
|noticed that 'Ruby' appeared in Latin script in the middle
|of the Japanese script.  I was just curious as to what
|convention leads to that occurrence. I would have expected
|there to be a Kanji, Hiragana, or Katakana character for 'ruby'
|(based on my 30 second reading of the Wikipedia entry for Japanese
|Writing System).

Ruby is Ruby even in the Japanese text.  You can write the red jewel
name in Katakana, but we don't consider it as a language name.

							matz.