Hi, matz

> |Although an encoding of the data from the DB is UTF-8, ruby doesn't
> |know the encoding, so you must do tell ruby the encoding before
> |encoding to Windows-1252.
> |
> |  tell ruby the encoding
> |  ƭ> |  encode to windows-1252
> |  󭱲 >
> For the record, you don't have to use force_encoding:
>
>  娢󭱲 ƭ

I missed the +src_encoding+ arg and  the +option+ arg.
Now I see a String#encode method is a very useful.
http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/String.html#M001113

thanks!

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nobuoka