Converting Rails Model attributes character encoding
At work we have some legacy database on MySQL with ISO-8859-1 (latin1) encoding. I like to use UTF-8 on my apps, though, so I wanted to convert the data on the database to UTF8 before using on the app, and then back to ISO-8859-1 before saving on the database.
Fortunately, this nice guy, Tom Bak, on the ruby-forum, made a plugin to allow this type of conversion on the fly. It is not available for download here, since WordPress.com blocks zip files, but stop by the forum and download it. While you are there, remember to say thanks to Tom Bak!
Thanks, Tom, great job!