We just recently switched our platform from tomcat 4.124 to Tomcat 5.5.23 and now languages Japanese, Chinese (traditional) and Chinese (simplified) are not displaying properly. Here's a little background. We use servlets to build HTML code to be output (please no comments on how bad an idea this is; it's legacy code, we must support it). What we'd done up until now is determine the language to be used from the login page, save it in the session and use it to determine what character set should be output. The character set was explicitly stated in a meta header on the output web page like so Page Title or Page Title That is no longer working. It was suggested that tomcat was paying attention to the HTTP Content-Type header to determine what character set to display so I modified the code a little bit to use response.setContentType("text/html; charset="UTF-8") or response.setContentType("text/html; charset="iso-8859-1") depending on which was appropriate. But even though that response header is explicitly set in the code, somehow, somewhere it's changed again, because I've determined that the content type response header looks like this: Content-Type: text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1 What's going on? Why is Tomcat ignoring what we're telling it? How can we get Tomcat to send the correct response header so that our Japanese and Chinese readers can see something other than gibberish? -- Eva Allen Consulting Software Engineer, OCLC, Inc. 6565 Kilgour Pl., Dublin, OH 43017 614.764.6009 | allene@oclc.org Views contained herein are my own; they do not necessarily reflect those of my employer