I am using JSP on the server side, and am using the TomCat server.
>From: "Michael \(michka\) Kaplan" <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: "Michael \(michka\) Kaplan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Stephen Toner" <email@example.com>, "Unicode List"
>Subject: Re: Unicode in web pages
>Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 04:57:18 -0700
>UTF-8 is indeed the characterset you want to use for the page encoding;
>although some browsers will support UTF-16, etc., not all will.
>But the real issue has to do with what technology you are using to connect
>to the db. Is it ASP on the server side? Or something else? And what is the
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Stephen Toner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Monday, September 04, 2000 4:21 AM
>Subject: Unicode in web pages
> > Hi,
> > I'm fairly new to unicode and have a few problems trying to input it
> > brower.
> > I need to take input from a web-page, and store it in a database. Web
> > are then driven from this database. We want to use unicode to allow
> > multi-lingual support. I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any
> > issues likely to be faced in this process.
> > Our database is capable of storing unicode, but I'm not sure if what is
> > reaching the database is actually unicode. Using IE 5.5, a textarea in a
> > form is submitted containing any entered text. I have tried specifying
> > page's character set as UTF-8. What then reaches the database is a
> > of ASCII values with foreign characters such as Japanese, or accented
> > characters, converted to a few symbols. I don't know if this is
> > where when I look at it in the database the multi-byte characters can be
> > seen as a combination of single byte (gibberish) characters.
> > If this isn't unicode do I need to put in some sort of converter to
> > to &#xxxx; format? Some web sites seem to say that for html, unicode
> > be changed to this numeric character reference format.
> > I would appreciate any advice.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Stephen
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