Hello everybody at the Ruby Forums!

After getting more into Ruby I stumbled across a little problem: how
would I go about making a string with a "square root" sign ( inside
it, so that it gets encoded in UTF-8 and so that I can later save it in
a file?

Also, I read that Ruby does have encoding-related issues, so, if that's
the case, I can probably live without the "square root" sign.

puts "ĘŚ".encode("UTF-8") # converts it into a "v"
puts "ĘŚ"                 # -//-
puts "ĘŚ".force_encoding("UTF-8") # -//-

Any ideas, please?