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WordPress NextGen Gallery Watermarking With Images Not Working

When I first installed NextGen Gallery plugin for WordPress I could not get the watermarking working. I read of all sorts of problems with it including FreeType not being installed, permission problems, etc. but everything that I was trying was not resolving my issue. During upload I was not getting any errors so at the time I felt I had little to go on. To make a long story short I finally read a post on WordPress.org that said the watermark image has to be a PNG for it to work. I saved my watermark file as a .png file and sure enough it worked without issue.

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rails 1.2 default charset override

Ruby on Rails 1.2 and above automatically set a Content-type header including charset=UTF-8, which is well and good if you’re designing an application from scratch – JoelOnSoftware has a good introduction to character sets, for those who need a refresher – but breaks things in subtle ways if you are upgrading a legacy Rails 1.1…