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Bug #9414

Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) over 6 years ago

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.

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