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On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 20:06:03 +0100
Patrick Rapin <> wrote:

> > 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 "non-UTF-8".
> This is in fact very similar to the way Perl handles Unicode [1]
> 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 [2], perhaps
> it will be included in vanilla Lua one day. ?
> [1]
> [2]

That's exactly where I got the idea from. =P

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