Unicode File Output

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noidea
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Unicode File Output

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The stdout logging seems to struggle with unicode, replacing accented characters with question marks.

E.g. Y tu mamá también comes out Y tu mam? tambi?n
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Re: Unicode File Output

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Yeah, that's cmdline on Windows, pretty shitty.

If you're redirecting output into a file though then you're in luck, just add this option to filebot.cmd:

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-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8
It'll still be gibberish in the cmd window, but if you pipe things into a file and open it with an editor later it'll work (maybe need to switch the editor to read things as UTF-8).
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Re: Unicode File Output

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Aaah I see, it's Java itself that's defaulting to the wrong encoding. Thanks, that helps a lot.

I was using cygwin over SSH, which ordinarily works fine and so I was caught out when this didn't. The file.encoding option works great.
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Java on Linux? That's always UTF-8 by default as far as I know.
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