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David Haley wrote:
> I am trying to use character classes %a and %w to match against strings
> with utf8 accented characters. I found the following threads in the
> archives where people have similar problems:

The mentioned postings refer to single-byte locales (e.g.
ISO-8859-*) which is the only thing standard Lua supports

But there's slnunicode:

[Note: this solves string matching, but UTF-8 variable names
in the source code would need a patched Lua core.]