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WebLogic Defaulting To ANSI_X3.4-1968 Despite The System Default Encoding Being UTF-8 (Doc ID 1540980.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.0 to 10.3.3
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 When running a WebLogic Managed Server the file.encoding system property is being set to ANSI_X3.4-1968 instead of the system default of UTF-8.

When WLS server is started using the default scripts, file encoding is  taking the correct value.
Consider the folllwing test case:

- Start the node manager.

For this particular run, see and check the following properties:


- Restart the node manager.

- Start the WLS managed server from the admin console, the server start up log shows file.encoding as ANSI_X3.4-1968

Possible Solution:  Setting the attribute -Dfile.encoding in the server startup script.


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