Draft JEP: To use UTF-8 as the default charset for the Java virtual machine.

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Wed Feb 21 13:41:29 UTC 2018

On 21 February 2018 at 13:37, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:
> The proposal is to eventually get to the point that the default charset
> cannot be changed. It will take several releases to get there due to the
> potential compatibility impact.

This seems like a reasonable strategy to solve the problem.

I also agree that all locations where a default charset is used need
to have a method alongside that takes a CharSet, eg. FileWriter.


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