This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I am just getting into this Java stuff so this is a shot in the dark. Most serverside code will spit out the entities which is the proper way for characters to be displayed in HTML. You need to turn that off. I think it is done with this: