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how can i choose the right encoding to read arabic

gaser hasan
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
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Please I have a problem in the page encoding where it cant read arabic rightly:
- my webpages are jsp and i tried the encoding directive

- and the meta tague header


but it shows me the data selected from the database encrypted ( محاورات)
- when i removed the java directive it needed to select the utf-8 encoding manually from the browser to be read
so can any one please tell me how can i solve this problem and choose the right way to palce encoding ?
by the way i set the chareset for the database utf-8


thanks in advance

Christophe Verré
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gaser hasan
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
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thanks Christophe Verré for reply but i tried it before and now but it didn't solve the matter

but you know that if i removed the directive completely and kept the meta tage header it shows me the language encrypted but when selecting utf-8manually
it shows the language ok so my i know if there is some thing that select the chareset utf-8 automatically ?


thanks in advance
Christophe Verré
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In your servlet, did you use the setCharacterEncoding and setContentType methods on the response ?
 
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