On Jan 2, 2009, at 4:24 PM, Marc Heiler wrote:

> Maybe someone can do a summary... I myself am struggling with it,
> especially the encodings. This gives me headache, for .rb files which
> worked flawlessly with ruby 1.8.x now give me US ASCII errors

If a file contains any characters with the top bit set, you now have  
to tell Ruby what encoding that file is in. For example, if you  
include a utf-8 em-dash (, you'd need to add the comment

   # encoding: utf-8

   puts "No way͸ay!"


to the top of the file.

Each file in an application can have its own encoding.


Dave