try using the escape sequence '\'
so it should be some thing like \" ..... \"
Hope this helps.
Thank you Jeets,
unfortunately escaping with backslash does not work, neither do single quotes.
I also tried XML-style quotes ("). These are converted to &quot; when written to the config.xml file.
So I corrected them back to " but no luck. It's not reconverted to double quotes for the jvm command line.
Has anyone other suggestions?