Umlaut/ accented characters display incorrectly in JIRA

The characters työpöytä displayed as  ty?p?yt? id the dashboard and other pages in JIRA

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To fix the encoding issue we're seeing here, start JIRA with the variable -Dfile.encoding=utf-8 and -Dsun.jnu.encoding=UTF-8. See Setting properties and options on startup

Thanks for the workaround Azfar.

The philosophy nowadays is that JIRA should use UTF-8 by default for everything, so anything that doesn't work out of the box should be considered a bug.

Can you raise bugs on for any places that are not displaying correctly please?

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