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From "Trustin Lee (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (MNG-2215) Change the default input/output encoding to UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2006 02:44:48 GMT
Change the default input/output encoding to UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1

         Key: MNG-2215
     Project: Maven 2
        Type: Improvement

  Components: General  
    Versions: 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3    
    Reporter: Trustin Lee

Currently, all input and output encodings of source code and site are ISO-8859-1 by default.
 UTF-8 covers all characters in ISO-8859-1 without any migration, and moreover, it supports
other characters which ISO-8859-1 cannot cover such as Korean and Japanese.  Changing the
default encodings to UTF-8 will be great because some plugins might not provide any configuration
properties for encodings but uses some default values.  For example, maven site plugin didn't
have an input encoding property.  If the default encoding is ISO-8859-1, people doesn't have
any chance to express their native language at all (e.g. source code comments, site documentation,
...).  If the default encoding is UTF-8 at least, they could use their native language at

To do this,

1) Change all default values which are ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8
2) Set VM system property: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 for the plugins which doesn't consider encodings
at all.

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