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asked Oct 11, 2019 in Question / help by Marcus
Hello Friends,

i have a typical german problem. I want to script a sheet, but i need the the letters Ä,ä,Ü,ü,Ö,ö and  I dont know the commands.  Does somebody has any idea?

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answered Oct 11, 2019 by plantuml (293,520 points)
commented Oct 11, 2019 by Marcus
commented Oct 11, 2019 by plantuml (293,520 points)

I would say that your text file in encoded with some charset (iso-8859-1?) and your default system charset is different (cp1252 ?)

The best option is to set everything to UTF8.

You should read http://plantuml.com/faq

I have issues with accented characters.

Characters encoding is a subtle thing... By default, PlantUML use the default charset of your platform, which may or may not be UTF-8 . If you want to know which charset you are using, you can type the following command:

java -jar plantuml.jar -help

-charset xxx To use a specific charset (default is windows-1252)

If you want to use a different charset, for example UTF-8, you can use the -charset flag :

java -jar plantuml.jar -charset UTF-8 ...

You can also find here information about unicode . Note that even if Java does not support B.O.M. (Byte Order Mark) in UTF-8 format file, a workaround has been put into PlantUML, so this should not be an issue.