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From "Steve Ochani" <ocha...@ncc.edu>
Subject Re: Migrating to tomcat 6 gives formatted currency amounts problem
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 15:50:52 GMT
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Date sent:	Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:27:51 +0200
From:	Willem Moors <willemslist@gmail.com>
To:	users@tomcat.apache.org
Subject:	Migrating to tomcat 6 gives formatted currency amounts problem

> I'm transferring my application from a tomcat 5.5.26 server to tomcat
> 6.0.18, and notice that my formatted currency amounts are not being
> properly displayed. Instead of a Pound (GBP) sign I get a question
> mark within a black diamond (the app works fine in 5.5.26).
> 
> This can easily be emulated. Add the following lines to the
> HelloWorldExample.java of the servlet examples in Tomcat 5.5.26 and
> those of 6.0.18:
> 
>   java.text.NumberFormat currencyFormat=
> java.text.NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(Locale.UK);
>   out.print("Formatted currency (GBP) : " + currencyFormat.format(
> 1623540.00 ) );
> 
> This will display the following :
> 
> In Tomcat 6.0.18: Formatted currency (GBP) : <?>1,623,540.00
> (I've emulated the question-mark within diamond here, I'll send you a
> screenshot if you want)
> 
> Tomcat 5.5.26: Formatted currency (GBP) : £1,623,540.00
> (depending on your client you may or not may see the pound sign in
> front of the above amount)
> 

Works fine for me, fresh install of 6.0.18, changed the HelloWorldExample.java and 
recompiled.

Tried with both IE7 and FF 3.


Are you sure you don't have a httpd in front of tomcat?

I've seen simillar problem when using apache httpd. 
I had to turn off the option

AddDefaultCharset


-Steve O.



> What can be the problem, is there some extra locale configuration that
> needs to be done ?
> 
> Thanks for your answer,
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Willem
> 



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