I am writing a servlet to get the comment from the web. After they summit the comment, I will convert the comment from UTF-8 to Unicode, then display the comment immediatly and then save it into the database through Jdbc:Odbc. However, somthing's wrong:

1. The comment displayed immediately is correct. I can see the chinese character.

2. But, the character saved in Access is changed to be '??'

I have tried many ways to solve it. First, I try to type some chinese characters in Access directly, and it is OK. Second, I try to change the platform to Chinese Windows 98 and something more strange happen:

Sometimes, the chinese character can be saved in the DB correctly, but sometimes, a SQLException occur. It said that the update query is with wrong syntax. (It works fine with English words)

Any solution?

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try use Jdbc:Odbc bridge form  Java 2

// file.encoding

  Properties connInfo = new Properties();

  connInfo.put("user", username);
  connInfo.put("password", password);
  connInfo.put("charSet", "urChinesCharset";
  Connection db = DriverManager.getConnection(dataurl, connInfo);


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only Access 2000 use Unicode

also look
Multilingual Databases and Global Internet Integration
vincent_cp88Author Commented:
My configuration is:
Apache 1.3.6
Apache JServer
Access 2000
Windows98 and Windows98(Chinese Version)
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what about NT ?
vincent_cp88Author Commented:
From the previous question, I found that, the Jdbc:Odbc bridge will truncat the higher 8-bits to zero and only pass the lower 8-bits to the DBMS. So, I want to ask, Does this bug has been solved in JDK1.2.2? If not, what can I do?
what about

character streams for streams of internationalized Unicode characters

Character streams-new methods that allow character data to be retrieved or sent to the database as a stream of internationalized Unicode characters. These methods replace the deprecated getUnicodeStream and setUnicodeStream methods.
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