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Encoding problem in servlet

Abed Rabie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 74
Dear All,

I hope all of you get this mail in good health and mode. Please i need your help at some problem.

I'm developing a web site using apahce server as a web server and the site will be in a language other than English.

I'm using a db2 database.

The problem happend as it's:
1) I get the parameters from the servlet
2) I access a java bean class at the servlet which i made the connection to database in it.
3) the values didn't enter the database correctly in Arabic format.

NB.: if i write constant values of arabic in the bean class, it enters the database correctly in Arabic format.

Also I'm using the encoding "windows-1256" and I trried also "UTF-8"

So please advice and recommend a solution for me.

Looking forward to hear from u soon.

Thx and best regards


Abed Rabie

Joined: Dec 09, 2004
Posts: 8
Have u tried request.setCharacterEncoding("UTF-8");
Abed Rabie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 74
Dear Friend,

I will try this method but is it a must to set the encoding at html and xml as "utf-8" or just the servlets only.

Thanks alot for ur care and quick reply.

Best regards

Abed Rabie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 74
Dear All,

Can anyone help me to solve this problem.

Best regards

Alex Sharkoff
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Joined: Apr 11, 2004
Posts: 209
Hi Abed,

Please do the following:

First operations in your doGet/doPost are

By the way this functionality can be implemented using Intercepting Filter design pattern (i.e. create your own implementation of javax.servlet.Filter, refer to the Servlet 2.4 spec's "Filtering" chapter if interested)

Alex (SCJP 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCWCD 1.4, SCJD 1.4)
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