Am 03.07.2017 um 10:52 schrieb Emmanuel Bourg: > Le 3/07/2017 à 10:02, Markus Koschany a écrit : > >> shouldn't we be more consistent with the other helpers and choose UTF-8 >> too? I'm not sure anymore which helper has already been fixed (I >> remember Kai-Chung sent in a patch for Gradle). I'm glad to help with >> this if there is more work required. > > maven-debian-helper at least doesn't have a default encoding, each > project defines its encoding by setting the project.build.sourceEncoding > property. > > I'd prefer using UTF-8 too, but it will trigger unmappable character > errors on many packages (it does with libidw-java for example). Using > ISO-8859-1 is roughly equivalent to the behavior we had before changing > the language level to 1.7. Since this mostly affects comments in the > code it isn't very important. > > I'm fine if someone wants to use UTF-8, but he has to be prepared to > also fix the packages built with jh_build.
I'm in favor of switching everything to UTF-8 by default. Specifying the sourceEncoding per package should be a last resort then. Most of the unmappable character errors I had in my packages came from using ASCII as the default. Since then I switched countless packages manually to UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1 and this shouldn't be necessary. I agree that some packages will FTBFS but also think that the switch to UTF-8 is beneficial in the long run. Don't we have a way to say javahelper and maven-debian-helper default to UTF-8 but existing overrides like project.build.sourceEncoding (Maven) or export _JAVA_OPTIONS (javahelper) still continue to work and take precedence over them? Markus
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