UTF-8 encoding and Spring message sources

This post http://www.cakesolutions.net/teamblogs/2009/04/02/utf-8-encoding-and-message-sources/ explains how you can get Spring to load message resource bundles for UTF-8 encoded characters. Always save you messages file as UTF-8. In Eclipse you can do that by going to the file properties and selecting UTF-8 in the text file encoding section.