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Using Non-ASCII Strings in Apache Geode Property Files

You can specify Unicode (non-ASCII) characters in Apache Geode property files by using a \uXXXX escape sequence.

For a supplementary character, you need two escape sequences, one for each of the two UTF-16 code units. The XXXX denotes the 4 hexadecimal digits for the value of the UTF-16 code unit. For example, a properties file might have the following entries:

s1=hello there

For example, in gemfire.properties, you might write:


to indicate the desired propery definition of log-file=myß.log.

If you have edited and saved the file in a non-ASCII encoding, you can convert it to ASCII with the native2ascii tool included in your Oracle Java distribution. For example, you might want to do this when editing a properties file in Shift_JIS, a popular Japanese encoding.

For more information on internationalization in Java, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/intl-139810.html.