Mailer template encoding error ( Spanish characters) not valid US-ASCII (obviously)

Some of my Mailer templates are in spanish, I get this error message :
/usr/local/rvm/gems/[email protected]/gems/actionpack-3.0.5/lib/
action_view/template/handlers/erb.rb:129:in `valid_encoding’: Your
template was not saved as valid US-ASCII. Please either specify US-
ASCII as the encoding for your template in your text editor, or mark
the template with its encoding by inserting the following as the first
line of the template: (ActionView::Template::Error)

encoding: .

The source of your template was:

Recibes este mensaje porque has mandado un email a <%= @receiver %>
Estamos actualizando la cantidad de registraciones regaladas.

I coded the Notifier like this :

class Notifier < ActionMailer::Base
default :charset => “utf-8”

mail(:to => destination, :subject => subject, :from => from)
do |format|
format.text(:content_transfer_encoding => “base64”)
format.html(:content_transfer_encoding => “base64”)

but this doesn’t get rid of the error… how & where should I write
the encoding information

On Mar 17, 6:07pm, Erwin [email protected] wrote:

but this doesn’t get rid of the error… how & where should I write
the encoding information

That’s something else, it sets charset header on the outgoing message.
What ruby 1.9 is complaining about is the encoding of your erb file.
You need to do what the rails error message says and stick

<%# encoding: utf-8 %>

on the first line of your template (assuming utf-8 is what your
template is written in)


Thanks Fred

you mean it’s a Ruby 1.9 issue, not Rails… ( this is why I could not
find any doc on it in Rails API… maybe )
and of course it happen only in plain-text template…

I still do not understand why this error raised only when the script
was run from the cron task … and never when running the script from
the command-line in the remote server console… any idea on that ?

I read this post in forum, lot of info … thanks
it’s solved now …

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