Q . How to change default encoding in NetBeans 8.0

Mike Tyson. asked, Feb 21 ' 2018

I'm wondering if I can change default encoding in NetBeans 8.0... I searched a lot but I haven't find a way how to change the encoding in this version of NetBeans.

I have this tag in my html document: <meta charset="utf-8">

BUT! As you can see on attached image, NetBeans notice is warning me about an encoding problem.





  • netbeans
  • utf-8
  • encode

1 Answers

Navigate to <Netbeans installation directory>/etc and open the netbeans.conf file.

Add -J-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 at the end of the line that starts with netbeans_default_options (make sure to include the leading space).

Restart Netbeans and it should be in UTF-8

To verify go to help -> about and check System: Windows Vista version 6.0 running on x86; UTF-8; nl_NL (nb)

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