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From Kurt Overberg <>
Subject Re: Help with filter affecting Chinese words in request parameters
Date Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:58:16 GMT
I'm running using Unicode for international characters, and I have 
-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 set on my VMs.  Also, at the top of all my JSP 
pages, I have:

<%@ page language="java" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>

...we may also have a Filter set up to something in the chain, but I 
can't check that right now.  Hope this helps...


roy tang wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to this list, hope someone here can help. :)
> We're developing a webapp that should be able to accept Chinese input. We
> also have a filter installed in the webapp for some auditing that we need to
> do per request that's processed. However, we've found that when we submit a
> form with Chinese inputs, the Chinese chars end up saved to the database as
> HTML-escaped entities. (i.e. &#32610; or such).
> So we backtrace, and we find that removing the filter from web.xml fixes the
> problem. We debug through the doFilter() method of our filter, but we find
> that at the start of the method, request.getParameter("PARAM_NAME") already
> shows the input as HTML-escaped entities.
> The weird thing is, this doesn't happen on all our Tomcat
> installations...each of our developers has a local Tomcat running, and it
> only happens for one or two. But it also happens on our Test (QA) server,
> such that our testing team always encounters the problem.
> Is there any particular language or encoding setting that I should be
> checking?
> Thanks a lot :D
> Roy

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