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07-06-20, 04:11 PM   #4
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You can save Lua files in UTF-8. WoW will even ignore the BOM if you wish to add one, which is needed for most Unicode-capable IDEs to recognize that Unicode is being used.

Even though WoW will ignore the BOM in Lua files, this isn't standard feature of Lua. As such, I would avoid using Unicode symbols in function and variable names. However, Lua boasts that its strings are binary-safe, meaning you can put literally anything in them, even embeded null characters. How the host program (WoW in this case) reacts to them in their API functions is a different story.

In summary, UTF-8 symbols are fine in strings and WoW will read them as-is.
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