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On 6/14/06, Victor Shepelev <vshepelev / imho.com.ua> wrote:
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> Hmmm.. I've think Unicode IS defaul String encoding when $KCODE> Not?



No. Current String implementation has no notion of "encoding" (Ruby String
is just a sequence of bytes) and $KCODE is just a hint for methods to change
their behaviour (e.g. in Regexp) and treat those bytes as text represented
in some encoding.

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