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If you’re setting up a postgres database using ActiveRecord, and you see an error that looks like this:
new encoding (UTF8) is incompatible with the encoding of the template database (SQL_ASCII)
then the problem may be that your
template1 database (the default database that postgres copies from when you
CREATE DATABASE) is configured to use ASCII, rather than UTF8. Try adding this option to the relevant section of your
More information about Template Databases in postgres