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RE: Problem in showing Japanise Wave dash

From: souravm <souravm@infosys.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 00:22:39 +0900
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To: www-international@w3.org

Dear Barry,

I tried it in both WebLogic and Orion application servers. But with same

Also as it is showing a BOX not a ? I guess it might be more a FONT
related problem.

Again it has to be something browser related as it is failing to show
the character in the list box but not in simple text).


-----Original Message-----
From: Barry Caplan [mailto:bcaplan@i18n.com]
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 10:19 PM
To: souravm; www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: Problem in showing Japanise Wave dash

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
 >(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
 >Do anybody have some suggestions on solution?
 >Please refer to the attached JSP file for the code.
 >Thanks in advance.
Received on Monday, 11 November 2002 14:12:22 UTC

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