Well, the client side is right if you are using UTF-8 and the browser does
indeed show UTF-8 as the encoding being used (how to check this depends on
your browser -- View|Encoding or Edirt|Preferences), so there must be some
issue on the server side.
You may need to post more detail on the database, how you are getting to it,
etc. so someone who knows more about the server config can comment.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Toner" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2000 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: Unicode in web pages
> I am using JSP on the server side, and am using the TomCat server.
> >From: "Michael \(michka\) Kaplan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Reply-To: "Michael \(michka\) Kaplan" <email@example.com>
> >To: "Stephen Toner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "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
> >to the db. Is it ASP on the server side? Or something else? And what is
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Stephen Toner" <email@example.com>
> >To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >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
> > > reaching the database is actually unicode. Using IE 5.5, a textarea in
> > > form is submitted containing any entered text. I have tried
> > > 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
> > > 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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