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RE: file.encoding property

From: David Holmes
Subject: RE: file.encoding property
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 15:46:45 +1000

Brian Jones wrote:
> A grep through the source confirms many complaints about Sun not
> documenting this or providing a standard means of getting at the
> available encodings.  ;) I think a JVM is supposed to
> provide this if they want.

I looked at the hacking guide and various other bits but didn't quite
see how a VM is expected to set this file.encoding value. I guess if
you never set it and your platform encoding is UTF-8 then things will
just magically work.

> More confusingly we provide
> DecoderUTF8 and EncoderUTF8 which implies the EncodingManager would
> load on "UTF8" rather than "UTF-8".

There's an alias to deal with this situation.

David Holmes

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