Hi,

In message "Re: Unicode in Ruby now?"
    on 02/08/01, Curt Sampson <cjs / cynic.net> writes:

|Basically, Ruby being a Japanese product, it is unlikely ever to be able
|to standardise on Unicode. The Japanese (well, enough of them to matter)
|hate Unicode. (They seem to hate I18N in general, for that matter; they
|certainly seem to pay less attention to it than, say, Americans.) Maybe
|they just like doing their own thing rather than interoperating with the
|rest of the world.

I don't think we hate I18N in general, but I admit many Japanese hate
Unicode-centric I18N.

|(Sorry about the minor flame. I spent two years in the U.S. and another
|year here in Japan doing I18N work, and it was pretty darn frustrating.
|And it was my great disappointment with ruby to find out that the I18N
|support is so poor.)

It's because no one but me is working on it.  We need power.

							matz.