Ruby Script to accept Spanish characters

Hi All,

I have a ruby script which picks up data from a text file and then adds
the corresponding data into my postgresql database. However, it not
picking up “diacritic” i.e. characters like “Á, é, ó” etc and throwing
the following error.

RuntimeError: ERROR C22021 Minvalid byte sequence for encoding
“UTF8”: 0xe9204d HThis error can also happen if the byte sequence
does not match the encoding expected by the server, which is controlled
by “client_encoding”. Fwchar.c L1534 Rreport_invalid_encoding:
SELECT * FROM “contacts” WHERE (preferred_given_names = E’ZahidT Miguel’
and surname = E’Baeza Tordesillas’ and (email_work = E’[email protected]
OR email_work IS NULL)) LIMIT 1undefined local variable or method
`some_string’ for #<DataImporter:0x55f0cbc @file=“d:\CGCtest.txt”>

I’ve created the database with UTF-8 encoding. In fact I can manually
add spanish characters directly into the database, however, not through
the script and I want the script to do this for me. Any help would be
much appreciated.

Thanks,
Zahid

On Feb 22, 9:30am, Zahid K. [email protected] wrote:

by “client_encoding”. Fwchar.c L1534 Rreport_invalid_encoding:
SELECT * FROM “contacts” WHERE (preferred_given_names = E’ZahidT Miguel’
and surname = E’Baeza Tordesillas’ and (email_work = E’[email protected]
OR email_work IS NULL)) LIMIT 1undefined local variable or method
`some_string’ for #<DataImporter:0x55f0cbc @file=“d:\CGCtest.txt”>

I’ve created the database with UTF-8 encoding. In fact I can manually
add spanish characters directly into the database, however, not through
the script and I want the script to do this for me. Any help would be
much appreciated.

What about the input file you are reading?

Fred

Hi Zahid,

Make sure your database.yml file knows to talk to the database in
UTF-8. Add the following to you database defined in there:

encoding: utf8

That will ensure that the communication is in UTF-8. Now, Fredrick
makes a good point. The input file you are reading from should also be
in UTF-8 format and be displaying the characters properly. Double
check that as well.

Thanks,
B.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:48 AM, Frederick C.

Hi Fred & Bryan,

Thank you so very much for looking into my query and helping me resolve
it.

Your hint did the trick. The input file had an ANSI encoding instead of
UTF-8. I just changed it and it worked.

God bless you both :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Zahid

Bryan C. wrote in post #983175:

Hi Zahid,

Make sure your database.yml file knows to talk to the database in
UTF-8. Add the following to you database defined in there:

encoding: utf8

That will ensure that the communication is in UTF-8. Now, Fredrick
makes a good point. The input file you are reading from should also be
in UTF-8 format and be displaying the characters properly. Double
check that as well.

Thanks,
B.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:48 AM, Frederick C.

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