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-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 does not work in Weblogic 10

Ravi Vanamala

Joined: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 16

Hi Mates,

We were using Weblogic 8.1 (JDK1.4) and had a webservice deployed. Our client wanted the data sent in UTF-8 format, so we set a up a JVM parameter -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 in the server startup script. We tried the same thing when we upgraded to Weblogic 10 (JDK 1.5), but the encoding does not work. Is there a new parameter that should be set. Could you please help me out in this?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Thanks & Regards,
Andrejs Dasko

Joined: Feb 01, 2013
Posts: 1
I believe WebLogic accepts utf8, not utf-8. Dash is not allowed. I do not have the resource I read it in, but if anyone has the same problem, you can give it a shot.
Matt Cartwright
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Joined: Aug 25, 2008
Posts: 149

JAVA_OPTIONS="$JAVA_OPTIONS -Dfile.encoding=utf8"
should go in your file because that is sourced by all other lifecycle scripts.
When using NodeManager, make sure it is configured to use scripts.
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