Using Non-ASCII Strings in Pivotal GemFire Property Files

You can specify Unicode (non-ASCII) characters in Pivotal GemFire property files by using a \uXXXX escape sequence.

For a supplementary character, you need two escape sequences, one for each of the two UTF-16 code units. The XXXX denotes the 4 hexadecimal digits for the value of the UTF-16 code unit. For example, a properties file might have the following entries:
s1=hello there
For example, in, you might write:
to 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