Java 8 RFR 8011194: Apps launched via double-clicked .jars have file.encoding value of US-ASCII on Mac OS X

Brent Christian brent.christian at
Thu Aug 1 18:22:23 UTC 2013

On 7/30/13 4:28 PM, Naoto Sato wrote:
> On 7/30/13 4:06 PM, David DeHaven wrote:
>> I was about to chime in that UTF-8 has been the preferred encoding for
>> (stored) text on Mac OS X as long as I've been hacking on it (think
>> "Rhapsody"), so why is this even an issue?
>> Judging from the docs, nl_langinfo seems like a Unix portability
>> function (something more likely to be happier with ASCII in a
>> terminal), not something to be used by a native Cocoa application.
>> <vote>
>> Set it to UTF-8 and forget about it
>> </vote>
> +1.

Naoto, would you be able to push this for me?


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