Lua and ion on utf8 CD

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sun Jul 31 09:02:43 PDT 2005


I am not a lua specialist, but a quick glance at lua manual revealed 
that lua treats the terms "byte" and "character" as completely 
equivalent. There is no binding for mbrlen() function in the string.* 
namespace. This means no support for UTF-8.

In fact, some experimental support has been added at 2005-05-27:

See also:

Which option should I choose?

1) Leave everything as-is in hope that non-ASCII strings are never 
passed to lua by ion.

2) Upgrade lua to CVS version and be unsure whether it works or whether 
ion can use this new UTF-8 feature.

3) Drop both packages.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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