On February 1, 2002 at 13:28, Jeff Breidenbach wrote:
I received a UTF-8 feature request/patch  for MHonARC from a a Debian
GNU/Linux user. Any comments? Is this something that MHonArc might
consider incorporating directly?
It looks like the MHonArc::UTF8 modules has an error:
$msg = entify($msg) unless $;
Regardless, I like the contribution. Since it relies on a non-standard
module, Unicode::MapUTF8, I can include the information within the
MHonArc distribution, and the MHonArc::UTF8 module, but users would
have to explicitly activate it. I can add a note in the installation
docs about UTF8 usage providing the information contributed by Martin.
A good sign about the contribution is that no code modifications
were required (yet). The contribution could be considered a partial
solution since MHonArc is not Unicode-aware when processing resource
files and resource variables. If resource files are maintained in
the ASCII realm, using entity references for 8-bit, or greater sized,
characters, internal unicode-awareness is not required.