> | String#length will return 1 in this case
> | String#size   will give   2
> |
> | if I'm right
>
> You were right.  But Dave Thomas persuaded me that they should behave
> same.  As a result, length and size return 1 now; buffer_size returns 2.
> There may be better name for buffer_size method.

Er... sorry for being a bit dumb... I'm still not an advanced ruby user ;)
"Now" is "when"?

I have ruby 1.6.4. Checked the compilation flags - nothing i18n related except the

default encoding for japanese characters (maybe I missed something?).

How can I "cure" it?

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Best regards,
Slava Kravchenko