Started trying to port SLang curses implementation to be able to deal with wide characters. It's highly confusing, but not as confusing as ncurses. Hopefully, lessons learnt in porting slcurses will be transferrable to ncurses.
Ages ago (well, in 97-99), I was part of the development team of the Cryosphere, a SciFi mud. I dropped out of this due to the pressures of university, and I got interested in other stuff (the Unicode stuff, as it happens). By February 1999, it had died.
Eighteen months later, it has been resurrected (by some folks who were high-ups in Attempt #2). And I now have some free time. So I've joined again. We have now, (which we failed to have in 1999), a vision, which we can get to through a series of incremental steps - and when we get there, it will rock.