I’ve installed ferret 0.10.9 together with the latest acts_as_ferret
using Windows XP and indexed a location database (geonames.org) with
Location.rebuild_index. The data is in utf-8.
Now calling Location.find_by_contents “Ã¶” does not return a result,
causes a lot of CPU load, and finally exits with an error “index.rb:702:
in ‘parse’: failed to allocate memory (NoMemoryError)”. Seems a problem
Similar results for sometimes for other German Umlauts…