Hi:

I'm pretty new to Ruby and was wondering if it is possible to read lines 
from a UTF-8 encoded file (some Japanese text in this case) and write 
them to a text area in a TK gui.  I was able to do this in Python with 
unicode strings (e.g., u'\u-someCharCode') but with my Ruby script the 
text is garbled.  I've seen references to UTF-8 in some Ruby 
documentation, but I'm not sure how to proceed.  It would be a start if 
I could just get Japanese written to my console (I run the Japanese 
WinXP so it shouldn't be a problem).

Thanks,

Matthew