Raised by Encoding and String methods when a transcoding operation fails.


Returns the destination encoding as an encoding object.

Returns the destination encoding name as a string.

Returns the one-character string which cause Encoding::UndefinedConversionError.

ec = Encoding::Converter.new("ISO-8859-1", "EUC-JP")
begin
  ec.convert("\xa0")
rescue Encoding::UndefinedConversionError
  puts $!.error_char.dump   #=> "\xC2\xA0"
  p $!.error_char.encoding  #=> #<Encoding:UTF-8>
end

Returns the source encoding as an encoding object.

Note that the result may not be equal to the source encoding of the encoding converter if the conversion has multiple steps.

ec = Encoding::Converter.new("ISO-8859-1", "EUC-JP") # ISO-8859-1 -> UTF-8 -> EUC-JP
begin
  ec.convert("\xa0") # NO-BREAK SPACE, which is available in UTF-8 but not in EUC-JP.
rescue Encoding::UndefinedConversionError
  p $!.source_encoding              #=> #<Encoding:UTF-8>
  p $!.destination_encoding         #=> #<Encoding:EUC-JP>
  p $!.source_encoding_name         #=> "UTF-8"
  p $!.destination_encoding_name    #=> "EUC-JP"
end

Returns the source encoding name as a string.