Extended Character Handling

SBM uses the UTF-8 character set; for correct operation it is always necessary to specify this character set when running renew. It is also necessary that the correct display language is used so you can specify renew parameters with the appropriate language symbols.

To ensure that UTF-8 is specified as the default file encoding:

  1. Create a Windows batch file using UTF-8 encoding.
  2. Call renew from this batch file.
  3. Redirect the renew output to a file.
  4. View the output file with a UTF-8 enabled program that can display the appropriate characters.


java -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -jar renew.jar -report -environment "Default Environment" 
-username "user" -password "pwd" > report.out.txt

To set the correct language:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Select Region and Language (this label could vary depending on your Windows version.)
  3. Navigate to the language settings and select the language you are using with SBM.
  4. Reboot your machine if necessary.