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On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
<> wrote:
>> Is there a page (or, perhaps the mailing list post), which describes
>> official and current position of Lua authors on UTF-8 support in Lua
>> core libraries?
> Our position is that, in Lua, UTF-8 is better supported by external
> libraries. Note that, except for the string library, all other
> standard libraries in Lua (and the language itself) should work
> without problems in UTF-8. / etc won't work with UTF-8 (at least in Windows)
... nor will the system environment and execution (popen / execute) tools.

For Windows you need to convert to/from wchar_t <-> UTF-8 at the API
boundaries   (fopen using wide character after converting from UTF-8)

Thomas Harning Jr.