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Re: Problem in showing Japanise Wave dash

From: Barry Caplan <bcaplan@i18n.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 08:48:32 -0800
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To: "souravm" <souravm@infosys.com>(by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>), www-international@w3.org

We had a problem with that character once too...I don't recall the details OTOMH but I think there was a faulty conversion routine at some middleware layer.

Can you describe more specifically the client and server configuration, including whether or not the char passes through javascript or any other code on either side (such as JVM, ASP, DB drivers, or anything else you can think of...). We had issues with Japanese characters at all those layers at some point, and the Wave Dash was definitely on the list.

It may have also been that there was a related or compatibility zone character and not all conversions were behaving as expected. We had some like that too, and your ability to display it correctly in SJIS makes me think that might be it....the tricky part is finding where exactly the conversion goes bad, hence the exercise above.

Barry Caplan

At 12:02 AM 11/9/2002 +0900, souravm wrote:
>Hi All,
>I'm facing some problem in displaying a Japanese character, WAVE DASH ($Be`W
>(B , in Combo box. This Japanese character is being displayed properly as normal HTML text but it does not display in Combo box for UTF-8 encoding (getting displayed as box).
>The character is displayed properly if we change the encoding to Shift-JIS.
>Do anybody have some suggestions on solution?
>Please refer to the attached JSP file for the code.
>Thanks in advance.
Received on Friday, 8 November 2002 11:45:44 UTC

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