I thought it did.

require 'jcode'

Julian.



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On 08/04/2008, at 9:40 PM, Thomas Kellerer wrote:

> Marc Heiler, 08.04.2008 13:24:
>> [Unicode]
>>> I need it.
>> I keep on reading people that need Unicode, and in your case it may  
>> very well be true and for many others as well.
> That's precisely the ignorant attitude that caused the issues we  
> currently have with differen character sets. I'm pretty sure that if  
> computer systems had been emerged from a non-english speaking  
> country at the beginning we wouldn't need to still fight character  
> set issues (there are still too many applications that even have  
> problems with 8bit character sets)
>
> There are definitely more users in the world who *need* Unicode than  
> users who don't need it and therefor don't care.
>
> You can not even get away with a 8bit character set for a european  
> wide application, let alone a world-wide application.
>
> I'm a newbie with Ruby and until I read this discussion I simply  
> assumed it would fully support Unicode "out of the box" especially  
> given the fact that is originates from Japan. I'm actually very  
> confused (not to say shocked) that there *is* a discussion if Ruby  
> needs (or supports?) Unicode.
> Unicode (and a relevant encoding such as UTF8) should be the  
> *standard* for all (new) programming languages and not an exception.
> Thomas
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