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Serialized Unicode data returning as ASCII
Reported by William Jones | December 18th, 2010 @ 09:43 PM
I'm running into a really strange phenomena after upgrading from Rails 2.3/Ruby 1.8 to Rails 3/Ruby 1.9. I'm using Postgres, through the pg gem 0.10.0.
When I make a call to a model's string or text fields that contain Unicode, it works correctly, and they are returned with an encoding of UTF-8.
However, I also make use of serialized Hashes in a number of models, and whenever I make a call to read their contents (which worked perfectly prior to the upgrade), I get the following puzzling behavior:
If the contents contains ASCII-only data, it returns as UTF-8
(correctly), and is properly displayed.
If the contents contains Unicode data, it returns as ASCII, and is displayed as escaped characters.
Mixing these two of course throws an encoding error.
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