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From Peter West <>
Subject Re: Specify source file language in build.xml?
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:24:00 GMT
Are you able to modify the files?  iconv (on a unix-based system) will convert encodings. Ideally,
the files should be utf-8 encoded.  You can use iconv to try out suspected encodings for the
files, by converting from what you think may be the encoding to utf-8, and having a look.
 Once you've worked out the encoding, you can bulk convert the files, or just bulk convert
and copy to a working directory, and build from there.

I assume these files were created on a windows system?

Peter West
And they ate, and were satisfied...

> On 18 Feb 2015, at 7:35 am, Jeffrey Walton <> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Earl Hood <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>>> Use the 'encoding' attribute to the <javac> task.
>> ...
>>>            <javac encoding="${java.encoding}"
>>>                    source="${java.source}" target="${}"
>>>                    debug="true" extdirs="" includeantruntime="false"
>>>                    destdir="${out.classes.absolute.dir}"
>>>                    bootclasspathref=""
>>>                    verbose="${verbose}"
>>>                    classpathref="project.javac.classpath"
>>>                    fork="${need.javac.fork}">
>>>                <src path="${source.absolute.dir}" />
>>>                <src path="${gen.absolute.dir}" />
>>>                <compilerarg line="${java.compilerargs}" />
>>>            </javac>
>> I do not know the specifics of how your build files are organized and if
>> you are using <ant> tasks to call other build files or you are including
>> all the build files so that targets are available directly.
>> With the fragment above, you need to set the java.encoding property.
>> You can do this from the command-line:
>>  ant -Djava.encoding=UTF-8 ...
> That's what I was looking for! My dumb ass tried the following:
>    $ /usr/local/bin/ant "java.encoding=ascii" release
>    Buildfile: /Users/android-permission-explorer/build.xml
>    Target "encoding=ascii" does not exist in the project "Permission Explorer".
>> Command-line property settings have the highest precedence and will
>> override any setting in the build files.
>> ...
>> Note, java.encoding is not a default java system property, so something
>> is setting the property before the <javac> task is invoked.
> Yeah, I'm beginning to think this is an Android problem.
> Thanks for the help. Now that I have an idea of what I should do, I
> think I should pursue it on an Android list.
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