I just saw this video: ActiveSupport::MultiByte And was trying to reproduce the example in there. I got Edge Rails (rev5229).
So what I did was this (the comments are the output from the console): $KCODE = 'u' # => 'u' c = 'Café is a nice word' # => "Caf\202 is a nice word" puts c.reverse # drow ecin a si éfaC
As you can see these results are quite different from what appears on the video. Furthermore if I type this: puts c.chars.reverse # drow ecin a si ôÇÜfaC
And what's even worse, it even modified my string and now my c object is messed up, if I type this: c # I get this: CafôÇÜ is a nice word
It modified my string! Anyone has any ideas why this could be happening?
About the rails console: