my first Rails app is a frontend for customer data pulled from a legacy
postgres database. The db is encoded in Latin1, but my pages will be
What is the best way of character encoding conversion? I haven’t found
any way to have Rails deal with this natively, so I assume I have to
take care of this myself, right?
Where would I place my conversion code if I want to honor DRY?
Another thing is I’m wondering how to have AJAX actions executed
automatically on page load? What I am trying to achieve is having a view
which only consists of some container divs which are populated via AJAX
immediately after the page loads, without the user having to click on
Thanks to all in advance for any help!