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  2. JDK-4904545

JDK tools fail to work with non-latin characters in the install path

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      windows_xp

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      Name: rmT116609 Date: 08/11/2003


      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.4.2"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2-b28)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2-b28, mixed mode)

      FULL OS VERSION :
      Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      System Locale: "en-ca"
      Japanese support is installed.

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The os must be set to any english locale and the japanese support must be installed on the system.
      If a Japanese (or any non-"windows-1252") charcters are used in the install path the JDK, the tools fail tu run returning the folwoing error:
      Error occurred during initialization of VM
      java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object

      The same error occurs if JDK is installed in a directory with only latin characters in the path, and java.exe is used to run a class with a japanese character in the path.

      The problem occurs because JVM uses system IO functions that work only with the file names containing system encoding (in this case "windows-1252") characters.

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      The os must be set to any english locale and the japanese support must be installed on the system.
      Install JDK into the default directory "C:\j2sdk1.4.2". Rename the directory to
      "C:\j2sdk1.4.2�N", where the last character is any japanese cahracter. Then try to run any tool from "C:\j2sdk1.4.2�N\bin" directory.


      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      The expected result is the tools must work even if I use in the paths characters other than the ones supported by the system's default encoding.
      ACTUAL -
      The tools fial to run.

      ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
      Error occurred during initialization of VM
      java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object


      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      If one wishes to use Japanese characters in directory names, then he must set his system locale to Japanese, for chinese characters - system locale to chinese, etc.
      (Incident Review ID: 198691)
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              Assignee:
              ksrini Kumar Srinivasan
              Reporter:
              rmandalasunw Ranjith Mandala (Inactive)
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