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On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Hisham <> wrote:
> Ultimately, the problem is: you would expect utf8.match("name:
> %a*%d+", "name: Hélène123") to work, but that doesn't seem feasible to
> do without adding Unicode knowledge.

Which is a _heavy_ task, given the number of human scripts in common use!

By the way, always been curious how non-English Lua people cope with
the existing limitations of Lua patterns?

Assume 'ASCII' punctuation and work around that?