java encoding charset suggestion

Helio Frota heliofrota at
Mon Mar 18 20:05:50 UTC 2013

Hi Martin,

Is not interesting to favor one country or language. I read some documents
including the link you shared ( opengroup ).

Only one thing i found is the python language that try to found defined
values on others variables.

But after absorbing more information, I agree that would be chaos breaking

Thanks for reply ! I learned more things today.

2013/3/18 Martin Buchholz <martinrb at>

> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Helio Frota <heliofrota at>wrote:
>> Please try to use á é í ...
>> But I think the operating system should set the default, not the
>>> application.  On my Ubuntu system I see the traditional ASCII English
>>> default:
>> I agree, but the JVM could not be pro-active ?
> How can java know that UTF-8 will work better than, for example,
> ISO-8859-1?
> It cannot, so it asks the operating system, which answers "Use ASCII".
> "Well, OK, at least it will work for Americans"

Helio Frota

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