invalid byte sequence US ASCII

Hit my blog this morning and was very supprised to see it busted It was complaining about invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII textile_doc.rb.

Not sure what triggered the error because it has been fine for the past week without anyone touching it…

After some quick googling I was able to find the solution. Add UTF-8 as your default encoding. You can either do this in your environment.rb or with the following lines:

Encoding.default_external = Encoding::UTF_8
Encoding.default_internal = Encoding::UTF_8

After adding the lines and running a cap deploy prod was fixed :)


16 Sep 2012