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Björn De Meyer wrote:
> What I find strange in all this talk about internationalizing the
> variable names, nobody talks about internationalizing the lua
> strings themselves.

That's because the string-lib is not part of the core compiler.
Strings are already 8-bit clean.  You can stuff UTF-8 in them.

> I would like lua to be compatible with UTF-8,
> for instance... But I doubt this is already the case.

Just replace the strlib with your UTF-8 version and you're done ;-)

Ciao, ET.