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Originally submitted by scop on 2007-06-12 10:23.
When filling a text field with non-ASCII characters such as in my surname "SkyttÃ¤" and saving the document in a UTF-8 environment, something goes wrong with the appearance of the text.
The value itself seems to be stored correctly, but when opening the doc, the appearance of "Ã¤" is not that, but rather something which happens when UTF-8 is mistakenly treated as ISO-8859-1 (two garbage characters).
PDAppearance uses the platform default encoding in quite a few places which apparently has potential to mess things up. In particular, insertGeneratedAppearance() generates a PrintWriter from an OutputStream without specifying the encoding. In fact, if I hack that to use ISO-8859-1, the appearance of my "Ã¤" case is correct, but that won't obviously work with anything else than chars that are valid ISO-8859-1.
In which char encoding should the value be written to the appearance stream (at end of insertGeneratedAppearance())?