RFC: System.console().encoding()

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Thu Sep 15 06:42:30 UTC 2016


Claes pointed out that our own reflective hacks to figure out console
encoding do not work anymore [1]. But, we need the console encoding for
reliably printing on the console from within different sources. Note
that you would normally just use System.console() and its PrintWriter,
but reality is a bit more complicated, and sometimes you need to write
the plain char stream directly into the byte[]-accepting methods,
encoding on your own.

So, my question: should we, in the light of extended Jigsaw-solving
crunch, provide the public Console.encoding() method that would return
the console charset?



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