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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: getting "?" instead of "¢"
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:49:32 GMT
Assuming you have this Character Set declaration in your html head
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ronald Klop" <>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Cc: "balaraju mandala" <>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: getting "?" instead of "¢"

On Mon Jul 17 08:55:56 CEST 2006 Tomcat Users List <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I need some help from you. I need to display Cent(¢) symbol on browser. I am
> getting ? symbol instead, what could be the problem, please explain me.
> Thank you.
> balaraju

Use the method ServletResponse.setCharacterEncoding("UTF-8") in a Servlet or contentType="text/html;
charset=UTF-8" in a jsp page.

But charset issues are tricky because all you files need to use a known charset. And if you
use a database it needs to have a supported charset also.
If your editor saves files in iso-8859-1 the problem is already there and the browser wil
never see the right character. So you need to debug where the character is correct for the
last time.


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