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From "Guy Katz" <>
Subject RE: Problems with utf-8 encoding
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2005 07:31:22 GMT
put an encoding filter in front of your servlet/jsp's that sets a UTF-8 encoding for incoming
requests and outgoing responses. its your safest bet for tomcat 4 as far as i remember.

-----Original Message-----
From: Yair Zohar []
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 9:43 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Problems with utf-8 encoding

Anto Paul wrote:

>On 9/19/05, Yair Zohar <> wrote:
>>I'm using Tomcat 4.1.18
>>I'm trying to read hebrew data in utf-8 encoding from the database. As a
>>check I entered a utf-8 encoded 'alef' letter to the database field.
>>(I see it in the database as one letter 'alef'). The jsp page that
>>displays the data, prints two chars instead of one. I checked the values
>>of these chars and
>>they are 215 114, which are the utf-8 combination to create the letter
>>'alef'  (so I was told).
>>jps code:
>><%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8"
>>pageEncoding="UTF-8" info="Tables Handler" import="tablesHandler.*" %>
>><jsp:useBean id="tables" scope="page" class="tablesHandler.TableViewer" />
>><jsp:setProperty name="tables" property="*"/>
>><% request.setCharacterEncoding("UTF-8");%>
>>    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
>Move <% request.setCharacterEncoding("UTF-8");%> to before jsp:useBean tag.
Thanks for replying,
It didn't fix the problem, I still see the same two chars.

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