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Encoding problem - using JDOM with Xercer

I need an encoding of UTF-8 for my XML document. That is fine but I have all the input feed as ISO-8859-1. so basically I take the feed as


Then when I put the data to the .xml file I really get what I want basically the right format as the input of the document.

So far so good...but this was on Windows2000 O/S. When I ported the same code to UNIX the problem was the same the encoding was not fine at all as per myoutput and got funny charcters in my XML file outputed.

Now I really am in a puzzle.

Any help will be great.

Thanx in advance.

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Why do you do 'rs.getString(1).getBytes("ISO-8859-1")'?

After rs.getString(1) statement your data is encoded as UNICODE. If you want get utf8 bytes and then pass it to output stream you must write
or if you use Xerces serializer you must setup the Output format object
  .... new OutputFormat(doc, "utf-8", true)...

dumdum420Author Commented:
No i want it in ISO-8859-1 when I get it from the database since I have some european charsets which can only be interpreted by this encoding. Then eventually my XMLOutputter is set to UTF-8. Just that the ISO-8859-1 is not working fine in UNIX O/S and is fine with WIN 2000.

Thanx in advance.
Its probably something to do with the sun.io classes needed to translate between the internal Unicode/UTF-8 format and the platform. Which Unix OS are you using?
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dumdum420Author Commented:
I am using AIX 4.0 (IBM). Do you have any hint.

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dumdum420Author Commented:
I was out of touch cause of some personal matters. Please tell me where can I be helpful or I was not doing the right thing.

Please do let me no.

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