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Java 7 and platform encoding
If you are working on a collaborative java project, you must be settled on file encoding. The common usage is UTF-8. But for example on current OS X versions, the platform default is MacRoman.
I had big problems with it when I was running a maven plugin, which hadn’t the ability to set the encoding explicitly. In such cases the platform encoding is taken!
The only useful solution for java 7 is setting the environment variable JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS.
E.g. for linux-based OS’s you just need the following entry in your .profile: