After upgrading ruby via ubuntu package manager the encoding of the date.rb seems to be wrong, so there are a whole bunch of strange chars inside the file. OS Ubuntu hardy ruby 1.8.6 (2007-09-24 patchlevel 111) [i486-linux] I dont know where this issue is comming from. Maybe it is related to my german ubuntu setup or to some fileencoding changes in the ubuntu or ruby repos. I had a similar issue a month ago with a file from a gem (forgot where it was) I opened the date.rb in geany and it says the encoding is iso. To fix the issue i went onto a windows virtualbox and opened the date.rb (from win ruby install) with notepad++ and copied the utf-8 encoded content into my lokal date.rb Posting this issue here to see whether or not i`m the only one.
on 2008-10-11 12:55