Hi Leam Hall,

Do you have a line at the beginning of you file? Like this line bellow?

#coding: utf-8

Best regard,
Abinoam Jr.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 1:14 PM, leam hall <leamhall / gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to slurp through a file with Ruby 1.9.x and there are some
> characters in it that choke my script. The character sequence I've found so
> far is "+" and all the things I try to do with it gives something like:
>
>    irb(main):007:0> mystr = ['+']
>    SyntaxError: (irb):7: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
>    (irb):7: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
>    (irb):7: syntax error, unexpected $end
>
> The end goal is to wind up with these things being changed to either ASCII
> or UTF-8. Either one should be useable.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Leam
>
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