Hi,

>      public char[] getTextCharacters(int [] holderForStartAndLength)
>        {
>        }
> 
> Could any one help me to do the same in ruby

Oh sure!

def getTextCharacters(holder_for_start_and_length)
end

 > Actually the following function has a character array as a return type

It doesn't matter. Ruby is a dynamic language. Please check out these 
slides:

http://onestepback.org/articles/10things/

Cheers,
Peter

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