After visiting ruby-lang.org, I decided to get the actual 1.9.2
version via

http://rubyinstaller.org/

After installation, I tried to install a "gem" with

$> gem install <some gem>

The result:

ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Encoding::ConverterNotFoundError)
    code converter not found (UTF-16LE to IBM737)

Very frustrating "first contact".

Ruby seems to work fine, only when using "gem" the error occurs.

A workaround:

$> chcp 850
$> gem install <some gem>
$> chcp 737

I've queried for a solutions, but didn't found something concrete,
although this defect seems to be know for half a year.

Is this an issue with ruby, with "gem" or with the rubyinstaller?

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