JSR 393 (Java SE 18): JEP Proposed to Target: 400: UTF-8 by Default

Iris Clark iris.clark at oracle.com
Wed Aug 18 19:43:42 UTC 2021

The following JEP with scope "SE" has been proposed to target JDK 18:

  400: UTF-8 by Default

  Summary: Specify UTF-8 as the default charset of the standard Java
  APIs.  With this change, APIs that depend upon the default charset
  will behave consistently across all implementations, operating systems,
  locales, and configurations.

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If there are no unresolved objections at that time, then the JEP will be moved
to the Targeted state, indicating that the feature is expected to appear in
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