Friday, 3 October 2008

Maven and the encoding of Java files

I was mavenizing a java project (I was using ant earlier) on my macbook and I realized that since I was using UTF-8 on my macbook the files were compiled using UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1 (some strings where corrupted).

The solution is to add the encoding parameter to the maven-compiler-plugin


[source:xml]

<plugin>
<groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
<configuration>
<source>1.5</source>
<target>1.5</target>
<encoding>ISO-8859-1</encoding>
</configuration>
</plugin>
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