Encoding is a pretty troubling topic if not care is taken! So you better make sure which settings your favourite IDE is using. Typically UTF-8 is the most flexible ! Here is a short summary how to set it up for eclipse.
- For a global encoding setting add -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 to eclipse.ini.
- For setting the encoding on a per workspace basis, use Preferences->General->Workspace!
- To set the encoding on a per project basis us the tip as documented here. Or shortly open project properties and change to UTF-8
The last one I guess should be the preferred as it does not rely on individual developers to setup their IDE properly, the settings are stored locally with the project.