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

From: Thierry Sourbier <ml@i18nGurus.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 17:33:39 +0200
To: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AMEFKKHPAGEPOAOBAOBMCEJECFAA.ml@i18nGurus.com>
> But i want to clear one thing, server is also their
> end. Since our application is not yet hosted, our
> client is testing our application in their end, server
> and testing is done in one place.

That's a rather critical fact. From your previous email I thought you were
getting different responses from the same server (sometime in UTF8 sometime
in GB2132), this was rather uncommon.

Now the most likelly is that despite your effort the client's server has not
been set up right. There is no magic and your need to do your homework
there: Verify that the same version of the weblogic services packs are
installed (get the SP12 while you are at it). Verify the server properties
files are indeed identical. Verify that JVM the same default properties.
etc. Also make sure that "<%@page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8"%>"
is the very first line even if you do not think that it is the problem.

Hope this helps,

Cheers,
Thierry

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-----Message d'origine-----
De : www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]De la part de rao srinivas
Envoye : dimanche 5 mai 2002 06:17
A : ml@i18nGurus.com
Cc : www-international@w3.org
Objet : RE: Chinese not displaying, unless encoding is set explicitly in
the browser ?


Hi Thierry(i18nGuru),

Thank you for your reply.
I will check that the link which you sent.
But i want to clear one thing, server is also their
end. Since our application is not yet hosted, our
client is testing our application in their end, server
and testing is done in one place.

And please tell me where the problem may be.
Thanks in advance
Srinivas
--- Thierry Sourbier <ml@i18nGurus.com> wrote:
> Srinivas,
>
> Could there be a *hidden* transcoding proxy between
> your client and your
> server?
>
> Since the problem seem to happen with only SOME of
> your client, it would be
> more on their end than your. One way to test it is
> to verify if they can
> indeed receive UTF-8 data using one of the numerous
> test page out there. The
> best one is probably the "What is Unicode" in
> Simplified Chinese:
>
http://www.unicode.org/unicode/standard/translations/s-chinese.html.
>
> If they can view this page using UTF-8 then my guess
> was wrong. If they have
> to switch to GB2312 then it might not be your fault
> afterall :).
>
> Cheers,
> Thierry
> +---------------------------------------->
> www.i18nGurus.com - The Open Internationalization
> Resources Directory.
>
>


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