Re: Русский перевод PunBB
Looks like it will be a long wait, even though work on the native unicode support was presented more than a year ago:
http://www.phpn.org/item/15777_IPC_Day_ … azine.html
Also there's a post by Sam Ruby on the issue:
http://intertwingly.net/blog/2004/10/01 … d-Unicode/
This means I'll have to fight for mb_string inclusion into the php with hosting support. And it means delayed support for unicode in projects like PunBB and others, because there's only a limited number of uses for a software that can't handle multibyte strings correctly. And it raises a question if it is better to have mb_string support for the little number of installations (which will have the mb_string enabled), or not bother with developing this branch at all.
Bleh. How depressing these thing can get at times.