The text output from the WebSphere Application Server ANT tasks may fail to display special characters on non-English systems.
PK77017 resolves the following problem:
When using the ANT version provided by WebSphere Application Server and the IBM JRE for Application Server, some of the ANT tasks contained corrupted output. When the commands are executed from a command prompt, the characters were displayed properly. However, when the same commands are executed within an ANT script, the French characters are printed as question marks '?' on a National Language Supported system.
for example <wsadmin> ANT task
All users of the WebSphere Application Server Ant tasks.
The text output from the WebSphere Application Server Ant tasks may fail to display special characters on non-English systems.
In certain situations the text output from any WebSphere Application Server Ant task may fail to display correctly. For example, the é French character may be displayed as a ?.
The WebSphere Application Server Ant tasks now set the console.encoding system property to the JVM file encoding to ensure that special characters are displayed correctly on non-English systems.
The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fixpack 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11. Please refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
Please download the UpdateInstaller below to install this fix.
Please review the readme.txt for detailed installation instructions.
Contact IBM Support using SR (http://www-306.ibm.com/software/support/probsub.html), visit the WebSphere Application Server Support Web site (http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/support/), or contact 1-800-IBM-SERV(U.S. only).
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04 February 2020