The default file.encoding for Mac is MacRoman. I've tried a whole variety of Googling to find the keywords to find out the proper way (using the System Preferences) to set the default to UTF-8 to no avail. I really hate Google's new (~6mos ago) search algorithm that tries to guess what we mean to ask, and doesn't include all keywords we query. It makes it near impossible to find anything long-tail-ish.
This is when it started working in Java/Groovy:
- created a file /etc/launchd.conf and put this into it:
setenv JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS=-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8For general purposes:
- added this to my ~/.vimrc
- added this to my /etc/bashrc
- Changed my Terminal > Preferences > Encodings to only UTF-8, and Terminal > Preferences > Settings > Advanced > International to UTF-8 (I also put the Font to Menlo)
- For good measure I changed all my text input to Inuktitut (that ought to force Unicode for good :)
I'm pretty sure this will have dastardly side-effects for any of my Java programs (I'm most curious about Eclipse and GATE)... we'll see.
Now groovy picks up the flag and sets the encoding to UTF-8
$ groovy -e "println System.properties.'file.encoding'"Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8And Inuktitut now prints out on in the GroovyConsole, instead of ????? My groovy code which contains Inuktitut isn't getting saved as MacRoman replacing all Inuktitut with ? anymore by GroovyConsole, ah... finally.