Resources on Maven 2 and native2ascii
Here's an example of using an Ant task to run native2ascii.
Put the following fragment in your <build><plugins> section.
This snippet will run native2ascii on all files named *.utf8, starting from /src/test/resources and downwards. Processed files will be named to their original names, without the .utf8 extension. So, if you have /src/test/resources/UIMessages_iw_IL.properties.utf8, running this snippet will result in an additional, escaped unicode file named /src/test/resources/UIMessages_iw_IL.properties . Run this snippet with mvn compile .