£ Symbol Ruby/Rails/Mongrel

Hi,

I have an application which had been developed and deployed with the following:

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

actionmailer (2.3.5) actionpack (2.3.5) activemodel (3.0.5, 3.0.4) activerecord (2.3.5, 1.15.6) activerecord-sqlserver-adapter (2.3.5) activeresource (2.3.5) activesupport (3.0.5, 3.0.4, 2.3.5, 1.4.4) builder (2.1.2) calendar_date_select (1.16.2) cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.5.0) crack (0.1.8) gem_plugin (0.2.3) hashie (1.0.0) httparty (0.7.7) i18n (0.4.2) json (1.5.1) mongrel (1.2.0.pre2) mongrel_service (0.4.0) mysql (2.8.1.1) odbc-rails (1.5) prawn (0.8.4) prawn-core (0.8.4) prawn-layout (0.8.4) prawn-security (0.8.4) prawnto (0.0.1) rack (1.0.1) rails (2.3.5) rake (0.8.7) ruby-odbc (0.99994) tzinfo (0.3.24) will_paginate (2.3.12)

The latest addition was mongrel_service which was added to allow me to run apache as a load balancer and 5 mongrel_services on ports 3002 - 3006. The change was made and the application runs fine!

The one issue which has appeared is that when running with mongrel_services any £ (pound signs) located in text field on the database are not being shown in the browser, I get a little square instead.

If I close the mongrel_services down and revert to launching with ruby script/server the £ (pound signs) show correctly.

Can anyone offer any advise of suggestions?

Thanks and Regards,

Peter