fredag, oktober 13, 2006
I just found out something very disturbing and annoying. Java Property-files (and ResourceBundles in extension) will only load files in ISO-8859-1 format. Of course, you can use Unicode escape codes in the files, but that is not very convenient. Java is, over all, really good at internationalization, but this is one sore spot. And it doesn't seem to go away in Java 6 either. Isn't it highly ironic that ResourceBundles can't use regular UTF-8-files?