We are developing one Global application which will be deployed in multiple languages like englilsh,japanese etc.
here is my problem:-
When we pass an english character from frontend(JSP)to servlet and then to database it occupies 1 byte.
But when I am passing japanese characters , for a single character its taking 6 bytes. Ideally it should take 4 bytes for each japanese character.
Currently I am able to store and retrieve the data correctly.
Now my question is:-
1) Why it is taking 6 bytes instead of 4 bytes?
2 Is there any standard way to deal with multilingual characters when passing them from a JSP to servlet and then storing them in database?
In my JSP I have set the character set using this line
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
In servelt I am getting the parameters using normal request.getParameter();
We are working on Weblogic 7.0 and Oracle 8.1.7(charset is UTF-8)
Please respond if you have any idea.