Unicode not working under Mongrel

It's possible mongrel is not including the charset in the HTTP header
while WEBrick is. In my testing both show unicode chars fine, so you
might want to embed a charset as a meta tag in your app:

     <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
charset=utf-8" />

This'll force whatever browser to use utf-8 regardless of what's in
the header.

On the client side, that should be enough. All the browsers I've
tested are good about sending data as utf-8.

On the Rails/database side, you'll need to make sure your database is
storing stuff as utf-8. There are a number of resources out there
that detail what needs to be done. This link [1] is good if you're on
MySQL.

[1] http://ruphus.com/blog/2005/06/23/getting-unicode-mysql-and-rails-to-cooperate/