We’re almost ready with a new version of Julik’s ‘Unicode Hacks’ that’s now called ‘ActiveSupport::Multibyte’. You can find more information and code on the ‘Multibyte for Rails’ project site.
I’m particularly pleased to see that: “We hope to get ActiveSupport::Multibyte accepted as a new core extension in the 1.2 release of Ruby on Rails”. That would be a real boon. Check out the FAQ too.