BPMN2 diagram editor is using unicode left/right double quotes in java code blocks

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  • Using the BPMN2 diagram editor to edit a business process (bpmn2 file). When entering java code into the script field of a script task (or any other script block), double quotes typed by me are saved in the file as unicode left/right double quotes (unicode U+201C and U+201D).

  • Double quote characters in java code typed by the user should be saved as the ASCII double quote character (U+0022). Unicode left/right double quotes aren't valid in Java source code.

  • Workaround is to open the bpmn2 file in an XML editor and fix the quotes.


  • JBoss Developer Studio with BPMN plugin
  • OS X

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