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From S├ębastien Brisard <>
Subject UTF-8 encoding of Javadoc
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:13:52 GMT
I think I've spotted the reason why the javadoc does not come out right
with UTF-8 characters.
Our pom.xml defines the following properties

which should produce the correct result if the default configuration of the
javadoc plugin is used [1].

However, the parent pom.xml does not use the javadoc plugin default config.
Instead, it uses two properties, namely commons.encoding and

which are defined as follows

So, we should first override commons.encoding in our own pom.xml

We should also get rid of the following lines in our pom.xml


since the parent pom.xml defines these two properties as



I've performed these changes locally, and it seems to be working OK.
However, I'm a bit shy. I'm no maven guru, and I'd rather someone had a
look into this before I commit the changes.

Best regards,


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