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From "Fowler, Perryn" <>
Subject RE: Struts and arabic encoding
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2007 05:37:11 GMT

You seem to be trying all the right things, my advice is to try to
isolate where things are going wrong.. for example

1) Check what encoding your browser thinks the page is in ( usually
somewhere under the view menu )

2) Check whether you are managing to read the request parameter in the
correct encoding. 

This can be difficult because in order to check the value of a
parameter, you need to write it out somewhere, and this means
re-encoding it again.

For example, if you are writing out the parameter value to a windows XP
command prompt be aware that the encoding the prompt uses is different
The encoding windows uses for everything else, so you might find that
you are reading the parameter in just fine, but *writing it out* using
the wrong encoding.

To be sure, use the chcp command do determine the encoding your prompt
uses and then use an OutputStreamWriter to wrap System.out and set the
encoding to the same.

If all else fails, write out the raw bytes and see what they are in
Java's internal encoding (UTF-16)

2a) If you seem to be reading the parameter OK, then the problem might
be that you need to somehow specify the encoding to use when writing to
your database.

2b) If the parameter is being read in as garbage, check that something
else isn't reading from the request before your filter. If that happens,
the encoding used will have already been set and your filter will be
unable to change it.

Good Luck!

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