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encoding error UTF-8 and ACSII-8BIT #18

kaluznyo opened this Issue Jul 27, 2011 · 4 comments


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When my params ( street => "street", locality => "Zürich") I have the following error message : incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and ASCII-8BIT

if I put locality => Züriche (unexistant city), it's work.

For information, the problem may be in methode create_from_location (geocode.rb line 32). Remplace

create geocoder.locate(location).attributes.merge(:query => location.to_s)


create geocoder.locate(location).attributes.merge(:query => location.to_s.parameterize) #Replace accentutate chars by non-accentuate chars and it's works

I don't know if is the best way to fix this.


bryckbost commented Aug 4, 2011

Thanks for the heads up. Working on a fix.


bryckbost commented Aug 4, 2011

@kaluznyo: I've pushed some fixes for this and got the gem more up to date to play nice with Ruby 1.9. Are you able to use point your gemfile to master to see if this fixes your issue?

kaluznyo commented Aug 5, 2011

It seems to work fine now. Thanks !


bryckbost commented Aug 5, 2011

Cool. I'll push out a new release shortly.

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