Using json gem's encode instead of Rails'

I'm interested in a JSONgem version of encode as well. I ran in to this
issue:

https://rails.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8994/tickets/3345-to_json-does-not-escape-unicode-characters

which was only recently fixed. I would rather use the json gem than wait
for Rails to find all the bugs and improve the speed of the home-grown
json implementation.

Any help?

Greg Hazel wrote:

I'm interested in a JSONgem version of encode as well. I ran in to this
issue:

https://rails.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8994/tickets/3345-to_json-does-not-escape-unicode-characters

which was only recently fixed. I would rather use the json gem than wait
for Rails to find all the bugs and improve the speed of the home-grown
json implementation.

Any help?

I circumvented the Rails hack by making a hack of my own.

http://gist.github.com/461938

Hopefully, the Rails core team does not create more hacks of this
nature. Better yet, the hack should be removed. I want to choose which
version of to_json I use (instead of some Rails core dude).