Novell Service Desk 7.0.3 UI displays garbage characters

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  • 16-Apr-2014
  • 16-Apr-2014


Novell Service Desk 7.0.3


Novell Service Desk 7.0.3 UI displaying garbage characters for the following locales
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Swedish (Sweden)
Files were bundled with different encoding instead of UTF-8.


The respective localization properties file needs to be replaced with new properties files encoded in UTF-8 format,  following the steps below :

LocaleLocalization File
Swedish (Sweden)

Steps to replace the files

1) Stop the 'Novell Service Desk' service
2) Replace existing localization properties file at following locations with the UTF-8 converted file.
  • Windows
    \Program Files\ServiceDesk\Server\webapps\LiveTime\WEB-INF\LiveTime.woa\Contents\Resources\
  • Linux
  • Appliance
3) Start the 'Novell Service Desk' service

Additional Information

Please note that several freeware editor, like Notepad++ for instance, are available to perform the UTF-8 conversion.