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

Uwe Schindler uschindler at apache.org
Wed Feb 21 20:50:11 UTC 2018

Hi Alan,

> > The Java 7+ methods in java.nio.file.Files already ignore the default charset
> and always use UTF-8. How to proceed with those? Should they be changed
> to behave to the new mechanisms? I'd suggest to not do this, as its part of
> the spec (to use UTF-8) and should not rely on external forces, but I wanted
> to bring this in.
> >
> There is no proposal to change these methods.

Thanks for clarifying! I just wanted to mention this, because those methods are different, so you should at least think about it ��


Uwe Schindler
uschindler at apache.org 
ASF Member, Apache Lucene PMC / Committer
Bremen, Germany

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