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Unicode and Property files

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I have an application that does not use a database and would read the Language equivalent value for English keys from Property file. Can Uncicode text (say Unicode text for various Indian languages) be stored in a Property file?
What I am worried about is that Property files perhaps cannot be saved with any encoding (while a normal text file can be saved with, say UTF8 encoding)so if I save Uncicode text in Hindi in a property file will it remain intact?
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The API for Properties describes how this works. All Unicode chars can be saved; however if you look at the raw file data you will see that if the chars are outside the ISO-8859-1 range, they are represented using Unicode escape sequences, such as "\u03a9". Which is a little ugly to look at, but you don't have to look at the files yourself. Just use the store() and load() methods; Java will take care of everything for you, and all your Unicode characters will be properly saved and retrieved.
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