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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: encoding attribute in the sql task
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:50:46 GMT
On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, Nagarajan Murugesan <>

> can anyone explain that?

well, not better than the manual already does, I'm afraid.

Files on your disk store characters using a "character encoding",
which encoding you use depends on your OS and maybe some other
circomstances (like your loace settings).

If you open a file in Java, Java assumes it will use your platform's
default encoding - unless you tell it that you use a different
encoding.  This is what the attribute of the task (and a lot of other
file reading tasks) gets used for.

Possible values are the supported encodings of your Java VM, please
consult your Java documentation.  For example, see


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