File.expand_path changes encoding?

Hello. I noticed in windows the following:

a = “C:\Users\packrd\Desktop\Die drei Br\u00FCder/9.mp4”
=> “C:\Users\packrd\Desktop\Die drei Br\u00FCder/9.mp4”

=> #Encoding:UTF-8

=> “C:/Users/packrd/Desktop/Die drei Br\xFCder/9.mp4”

=> #Encoding:IBM437

However, in MRI [at least 1.9.3 anyway] it preserves the initial
encoding of UTF-8. Bug presumably? [I think so, since after converting encodings I can no longer refer to the filename by that path it’s like it doesn’t actually exist…]

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