claudioivp claudioivp - 6 months ago 52
Java Question

Freemarker utf-8 encoding problems on

I'm having problems with inside pages. It simply are recognizing pages as iso, but I want utf-8, I'm declaring it as default charset. I tried some modifications on freemarker configuration, but they are not having effect.


<bean id="freemarkerConfig" class="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.freemarker.FreeMarkerConfigurer">
<property name="templateLoaderPath" value="/WEB-INF/pages/"/>


<#macro page>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Cemitério - Prefeitura Municipal de Maringá</title>



<#import "templates/template.html" as t/>


<#if erroLogin??>
<form action="entrar" method="post">
<input type="text" name="usuario" />
<br />
<input type="text" name="senha" />
<br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" />



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Since the accents were all right in the inserted variables, yet the accents entered directly into the templates weren't, and the browser seems to know that the page uses UTF-8 (that you can check in the page information dialog of the browser), either:

  • The template file was saved with the wrong encoding. In Eclipse, you should go to Window -> Preferences -> Workspace, and set text file encoding to UTF-8. This is a global setting, but by default Eclipse uses the platform default, which doesn't make sense in 99% of the projects. You can also set this on project level under Project -> Properties -> Resource.

  • FreeMarker has used wrong charset to decode the template files, as it also uses the platform default by default. So you should set the default_encoding setting to UTF-8. You can also force the encoding in the template with <#ftl encoding='UTF-8'>.