|Reference / gemfire.properties and gfsecurity.properties (GemFire Properties)|
You can specify Unicode (non-ASCII) characters in Pivotal GemFire property files by using a \uXXXX escape sequence.
s1=hello there s2=\u3053\u3093\u306b\u3061\u306fFor example, in gemfire.properties, you might write:
log-file=my\u00df.logto 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.