From: Dmitry Severin [mailto:dmitry.severin / gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:20 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Unicode roadmap?
> 
> Almost all typical tasks on Unicode can be handled with UTF8 support in
> Regexp,  Iconv, jcode and $KCODE=u, and unicode[1] library (as in
> unicode_hack[2]) :)
> (but case-insensitive regexp don't work for non ASCII chars in Ruby 1.8,
> that can be probably solved using latest Oniguruma).
> 
> But if you're looking for deeper level of "Unicode support", e.g. as
> described in Unicode FAQ[3], those problems  aren't about handling Unicode
> per se, but are rather L10N/I18N problems, such as locale dependent text
> breaks,collation, formatting etc.
> To deal with them from Ruby  take look at somewhat broken wrappers to ICU
> library icu4r[4], g11n[5] and Ruby/CLDR[6].

Thanks Dmitry!
 
> And if you want Unicode as default String encoding and want to use
> national
> chars in names for your vars/functions/classes in Ruby code, I believe, it
> will never happen. :)

Hmmm.. I've think Unicode IS defaul String encoding when $KCODE=u
Not?

V.