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- Subject: Re: Unicode and UTF-8 the Lua way, mid-discussion (was Re: What do you miss most in Lua)
- From: Patrick Rapin <toupie300@...>
- Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 20:06:03 +0100
> I can actually think of a fourth solution, although it will be probably
> be received as rather hack-ish. You can add two new functions,
> string.upgrade and string.downgrade, which marks a string as UTF-8 or
This is in fact very similar to the way Perl handles Unicode 
And to my experience, it works quite well.
Also, if Lua supports UTF-8, it will have to accept UTF-8 filenames on Windows.
Jérôme Vuarand has written a patch for this , perhaps it will be
included in vanilla Lua one day. ?