Windows command line processing
kumar.x.srinivasan at oracle.com
Thu May 23 14:40:59 UTC 2013
There are long standing bugs in this area, it all depends what arguments
passed with Unicode code pages. This is somewhat a convoluted, as the
APIs are not Unicode friendly. Also we have a common code base for
logic between the *nixes and Windows.
However as you pointed, we can pass UTF8 parameters such as main class, and
application arguments to JVM as UTF-8.
We already have tests to exercises these conditions, please see
however on Windows the Regional Settings must be set correctly for the
> I've observed issues with passing non-ASCII characters through the command line to a Java program on Windows. It seems that even though I can invoke java.exe through CreateProcess, passing a full range of Unicode characters, and even though the Java main accepts strings of Unicode characters, the launcher's C main function converts the Unicode to the local ANSI code page. Thus any characters not in the local code page are lost. This seems like a bug to me.
> As a proof of concept, I changed jdk/src/share/bin/main.c to call GetCommanLineW instead of GetCommandLine, and then converted that string to UTF-8. For my test, I set sun.jnu.encoding to UTF-8 so that makePlatformString in LauncherHelper would just work.
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