On 9/29/07, John Joyce <dangerwillrobinsondanger / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 28, 2007, at 4:49 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>
> > On 9/21/07, Michal Suchanek <hramrach / centrum.cz> 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.
> >
> > What about UTF-16?
> >
> > http://blogs.gnome.org/sudaltsov/2007/09/22/ruby-part2/
> >
> > --
> > Felipe Contreras
> >
> Go to unicode.org
> There you can read a full explanation (or a brief one) about why you
> don't need to worry about UTF-16
> UTF-8 is all you need.
> Unicode is something everyone needs to read up on at some point.
> I have to read up on every now and then because my brain leaks.

Yes but what about stuff already encoded in UTF-16?

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Felipe Contreras