I am disappointed about the (seeming) lack of Unicode support in Rails.
Is there a howto about working the most important limitations? For
example, figuring out the length of an entered word: “Ã¶Ã¼Ã¶”.length() will
return 6, not 3. So if there is a maximum number of characters a user is
allowed to enter, this won’t work as it should – it treats strings as
byte arrays instead of strings.
Is there an alternate string package that will treat Unicode Strings as
arrays of Characters instead of Bytes - no matter how many bytes are
used to encode a Character? Can anyone point me to a HOWTO or tutorial
or documentation for how to do this?