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RE: Chinese not displaying, unless encoding is set explicitly in the browser ?

From: Steve Billings <billings@global360.com>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 20:31:21 -0400
To: "rao srinivas" <raosrini_11@yahoo.com>, "Andrew Cunningham" <andjc@ozemail.com.au>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AMEPLMAIGEILOIOPFNIHEEDGCEAA.billings@global360.com>
Srinivas:

Are you sure the inbound conversion (the conversion WebLogic performs to
convert inbound form data into Unicode for Java Strings) is being controlled
correctly? I'm wondering if the client's data is being corrupted as it is
being entered. (I'm assuming they enter the data through forms.)

The method to control this is version dependent, and I don't have all the
information you'll need (if this is, in fact, the problem). Before servlet
version 2.3, you controlled the inbound conversion by setting the OS locale
before starting WebLogic (if the WebLogic version isn't too old, there were
also some WebLogic properties that could control it).

Starting with servlet 2.3 (I'm not sure what version of WebLogic implements
servlet2.3) you should be able to use setCharacterEncoding() to control it
in servlets, but I'm not sure how to do it in JSP.

If you think this might be the issue, the simplest thing might be to try
changing the OS locale setting before starting WebLogic, and see if that
makes any difference in the behavior.

Steve

Steve Billings
Global 360
Software Globalization Consulting
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-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of rao srinivas
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 8:24 AM
To: Andrew Cunningham
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: Chinese not displaying, unless encoding is set explicitly in
the browser ?

Hi,
The browser encoding is get set to UTF-8 only, in both
ends.
But in our end, we are able to see Chinese pages
properly.
But in the other end, they are not able, unless they
set encoding to GB2312 explicitly in the brower IE 5
or 5.5 or 6.0.

And For one page, we compare the 'View Source(HTML)'
of both ends pages, it is different.....why..?
In HTML, obviously some unreadable characters are
there. That unreadable characters are different in
both pages, one is created in our end, and other is
created in my client place.

is the problem in browser or server (Weblogic 5.1)?


Thanks in Advance
Srinivas.



--- Andrew Cunningham <andjc@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Srinivas
>
> a couple of things come to mind.
>
> It depends on the source they obtained IE from, I've
> noticed that some
> sources (created with IEAK) do not include the
> auto-select module or any of
> the language packs.
>
> Its possible that auto-select module is not
> installed. It it is installed it
> may be turned off. Go to the 'View' menu then to the
> 'Encoding' sub-menu. If
> auto-select is active, it will have a tick beside
> it.
>
> Andrew
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "rao srinivas" <raosrini_11@yahoo.com>
> To: <www-international@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 1:51 PM
> Subject: Chinese not displaying, unless encoding is
> set explicitly in the
> browser ?
>
>
> > Hi,
> > Our application is working fine at my work place,
> end
> > user is able to see our application either in
> > english/chinese/malay based on his laguage choice.
> But
> > in some client place chinese is not being
> displayed,
> > unless they set encoding to GB2312(Simplified
> Chinese)
> > explicitly in the browser.
> > They are not able to see our application in
> chinese,
> > unless they set encoding explicitly in the brower,
> in
> > all their systems(Computers), where in different
> > vertions of Internet Explore including 5.0,5.5,6.0
> > installed.
> >
> > Even they installed some fonts namely, Arial
> Unicode
> > MS, and SimSun, this problem is not get rectified.
> > The characterset is UTF-8 in our JSPs.
> >
> > The following line is almost first line, in all
> our
> > JSPs.
> > <%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8" %>
> >
> >
> > Could you please tell me the solution for this
> problem
> > ......
> > Thanks in advance
> > Srinivas
> >
> >
> >
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