Encoding issue: is it Rails 2?

Hi,

I recently upgraded from Rails 1.2.6 to Rails 2.0.2 and an application
which used to correctly display European characters from an Oracle
database (Win-1252) now screws them up.

I previously had to convert from Win-1252 to UTF-8 for generating ODT
files (OpenOffice) via Documatic. But I never had to do any conversion
just to display the content in my Flex front-end.

Has anything changed in Rails 2, which could have caused this problem?

Thanks,

Chris.

Here's more info : it turns out the working version also runs with
Rails 2.0.2... Here are the differences in the Gem environment (in
parentheses the non-working version):

actionmailer-2.0.2
actionpack-2.0.2
activerecord-2.0.2
activerecord-oracle-adapter-1.0.0
activeresource-2.0.2
activesupport-2.0.2
archive-tar-minitar-0.5.1
cgi_multipart_eof_fix-2.5.0
color-1.4.0
documatic-0.1.0
fastercsv-1.2.3
fxri-0.3.6
fxruby-1.6.12-mswin32
gem_plugin-0.2.3
hoe-1.3.0 (hoe-1.4.0)
hpricot-0.6-mswin32
log4r-1.0.5
mongrel-1.1.2-x86-mswin32 (mongrel-1.1.3-x86-mswin32)
pdf-writer-1.1.7
rails-2.0.2
rake-0.7.3 (rake-0.8.1)
rubyforge-0.4.4
rubygems-update-1.0.0 (rubygems-update-1.0.1)
rubyzip-0.9.1
ruport-1.2.3 (ruport-1.4.0)
sources-0.0.1
transaction-simple-1.4.0
win32-api-1.0.4-mswin32
win32-api-1.0.5 (NOT PRESENT)
win32-clipboard-0.4.3
win32-dir-0.3.2
win32-eventlog-0.4.6
win32-file-0.5.4
win32-file-stat-1.2.7
win32-process-0.5.3
win32-sapi-0.1.4
win32-sound-0.4.1
windows-api-0.2.0
windows-pr-0.7.2

As you can see, the working version has slightly older gems, but I
don't dare update them, because this is my only working version...

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Chris.

This time, I took the risk of upgrading all my Gems in the working
environment, one by one. So I now have two identical environments
(when it comes to Ruby, Rails, and Gems versions), but one has
encoding problems.

Any hint to where my problem may reside would be a great help. Thanks,

Chris.