On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Thomas Thomassen<thomas / thomthom.net> wrote=
:
> I write Ruby plugins for Google Sketchup.
>
> Sketchup uses UTF-8 strings and passes this to ruby (1.8) - which
> handles Strings as simple series of bytes. This caused problems when I
> tried to pass a String I got from Sketchup which contained a file path
> with some Norwegian letters. (=E6=F8=E5=C6=D8=C5) as ruby then raised an =
error
> saying the file/path didn't exist.

http://blog.grayproductions.net/categories/character_encodings