Dealing with UTF-8 in

JBake 2.7 addresses an issue with UTF-8 in its property file where you could not get that content into the site without an encoding problem.


My new blog is using JBake as the static site generator and I also opted for AsciiDoc as the markup because a future book of mine will be written with it, so I need a testing ground.

My name contains a non-ASCII character: é. Half of the IT-world does not get that right, but this is another topic for a blog post. So when you put that character in, it did not arrive properly in the Freemarker output. This applies to Jbake 2.6.7. Just wanted to give 2.7.0-RC6 a try and voila, it works like a charm.

Looking forward to the release of 2.7.0.