> Michal Suchanek wrote:
> On 15/09/2007, Zephyr Pellerin <ztz / nxvr.org> wrote:
>> I hate to discuss something related to the development timeline, I know
>> its tenable, but When will it be reasonable to expect Unicode support
>> from Ruby?
> 
> Ruby has unicode support. Sort of. Regexes work in UTF-8 when $KCODE
> is set to "U" (and the default is "N" even in UTF-8 locales, and if
> you specify the -K option in the .rb file it overrides the option
> specified on the command line, heh).
> The non-regex methods do not work but you can convert the string with
> str.scan(/./)[0] or str.unpack "U*", and use stuff like each, reverse,
> [], ...
> You have to remember to convert the string back, though.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Michal

... or you may use the /re/u regex option to handle UTF-8 encoded 
strings (cf. http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/4527 ).

Cheers,

j.k.
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