When Sass-generated stylesheets print a Encoding::CompatibilityError
We upgraded a Rails 2 application to Rails 3.2 and Ruby 2.1, changed the mysql adapter from
mysql2, but did not activitate the asset pipeline. Instead we used Sass the old-school way (stylesheets in
public/sass/*.sass) and relied on
stylesheet_link_tag to activate the Sass compiler.
Now all Sass-generated stylesheets inserted the following text into
Encoding::CompatibilityError: incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and ASCII-8BIT
I could get rid of this by removing all generated
.css files in
public and clearing the
When this didn't help, try do add these following two lines above
YourAppName::Application.initialize! in your
Encoding.default_external = Encoding::UTF_8 Encoding.default_internal = Encoding::UTF_8
Note that this error can also be caused by other things during an upgrade from Ruby 1.8.7 to something higher. See Google.