First step after installing Eclipse

Do you know what you should do, immediatly after installing Eclipse ?

Setting your file ecnoding charset : by default, Eclipse uses cp1252, wihch is not quite ideal if you have to deal with internationalisation and character manipulation in your datas with differents charset.

Just go to the window- preferences menu and select General – Workspace in the tree. Then change the “Text file encoding” parameter :

Default charset under eclipse

Then select Other and choose UTF-8.

Don’t forget to set the encoding parameter to your javac javadoc target in your ant tasks :

<javac srcdir="${src.dir}" destdir="${build.dir}" encoding="UTF-8" >
<fileset dir="${lib.dir}">
<include name="**/*.jar"/>

<javadoc encoding="UTF-8" .../>

That’s all.


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