I have some web page which contains accented words (in french/italian etc) which I need to parse/extract and display. But the
internationalization is not being taken into consideration so crazy
characters are being shown. I searched in google for ruby
internationalization but came up with rails internationalization. As you know that I don't need rails right now (which btw, I have no knowledge in). I just need to work in plain ruby. I don't know how
internationalization is dealt with in regular ruby. Can someone throw some light on this?