If you’re getting the following error when including new data in the DB:
ERROR Encoding::UndefinedConversionError: “\xC3” from ASCII-8BIT to UTF-8
That’s because Rails 3 Beta 4 has a bug when someone types accents in a text. I speak portuguese, so I found this error and saw that it had already been addressed by the Rails’ core team. It is set as high priority and will be fixed on Release Candidate 1.
If any of you is having this issue, don’t use accents right now and wait for the next Rails release.