Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:22067] Re: writing UTF-8  strings"
    on 01/10/04, Tobias Reif <tobiasreif / pinkjuice.com> writes:

|So what do I declare?:
|
|<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>

I'm not good at XML, but I know you can call your ASCII file as UTF-8.

|Is there a difference between an ASCII string and a UTF-8 string with 
|only ascii region characters?

No.

|With Ruby, would use UTF-8 characters, serve ASCII, and declare it's UTF-8?

I'm not sure what you meant by "serve ASCII", but there's nothing
prevent you from using UTF-8 in your Ruby scripts, if you can edit
UTF-8 files.

							matz.