How change charset of file

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by hirogeek, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. hirogeek

    hirogeek Guest


    I try to create file with utf-8 charset.

    If I do"test.xml", 'w:utf-8') { |f| f.write('<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>') }

    file -I test.xml -> test.xml: application/xml; charset=us-ascii

    and I do"test.xml", 'w:utf-8') { |f| f.write('<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" é?>') }

    I add an utf-8 char (é)

    file -I test.xml -> test.xml: application/xml; charset=utf-8

    Ruby seem to be adaptative. But I would have alwayse charset utf-8. Can we do this ?

    I use ruby 2.1.1
    hirogeek, Mar 6, 2014
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  2. hirogeek

    Quintus Guest

    What you’re seeing is that UTF-8 is in fact 100% compatible with
    US-ASCII for all 7-bit-ASCII characters. There’s just no difference
    between the two encodings until you actually...
    ....add a non-ASCII character to your string.

    Quintus, Mar 16, 2014
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