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Brendan Fosberry
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Joined: Dec 16, 2005
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Hi, Im trying to make sure a server ap can handle arabic characters. it basicly takes an emailed input and does some calculations, a mesage in the email is stored in a string and is then output to a pdf using itext. I don know much about fonts and charsets so I wouldnt know where to start in checking this. The only thing I can think of is changing the language on the server ap somehow.

any thoughts?
Joni Salonen
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Joined: Jan 07, 2006
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Java uses Unicode for everything, so if your program works with english text there is no reason why it shouldn't work with arabic text.
Brendan Fosberry
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Joined: Dec 16, 2005
Posts: 33
ok thanks. I'll make sure the font can support arabic.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: arabic
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