Hi,

In message "Re: Unicode in Ruby now?"
    on 02/08/02, Tobias Peters <tpeters / invalid.uni-oldenburg.de> writes:

|Then we would delay i18n string processing until the iso 10646 people have 
|made such a decision? This will probably never happen! And even if it 
|does, then not in the next few years. We need unicode in ruby *now*. It 
|seems we can get by with a choice of two possible canonical encodings to 
|be used for the result of concatenating strings with different encodings: 
|utf-8 and some mojikyu encoding, based on the encodings of the original 
|strings. Let's implement it.

I'm not against Unicode or any other charset.  I just want that the
applications written in Ruby can choose their cannonical encodings.
Many of them choose Unicode in the future.  But I don't want to force
Unicode in any way, when EUC-JP is good enough.  And I'm implementing
it now.

							matz.