strftime returns incorrectly encoded string
On French Windows 7 with date set to July 1 2014 (summer daylight savings time):
C:\Ruby200\bin>irb DL is deprecated, please use Fiddle irb(main):001:0> Time.now.strftime("%Z") => "Centre (heure d\x92\xE9t\xE9)" irb(main):002:0> Time.now.strftime("%Z").encoding => #<Encoding:CP850> irb(main):003:0> puts Time.now.strftime("%Z") Centre (heure dÆÚtÚ) => nil irb(main):004:0> puts Time.now.strftime("%Z").force_encoding("CP1252") Centre (heure d'été) => nil irb(main):005:0>
It looks like the string that is returned by strftime here does not actually match the encoding that is applied to it? The returned bytes only make sense if interpreted as Windows-1252, not CP850. This is on a clean install of Ruby with no gems added.