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Arabic not showing when i use Htmlencode

Posted on 2004-10-10
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
my Arabic charecters are not showing when i use server.Htmlencode(sString)..
It shows as only Numeric codes...
Wt is the solution?
Question by:x1877
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ID: 12274304
sorry forgot to specify... i am using asp not .net
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by:Thandava Vallepalli
ID: 12274316
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by:Thandava Vallepalli
ID: 12274320
after u read above link open this......


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by:Thandava Vallepalli
ID: 12274332
Here u go...

you need to use below line at the top of your all asp pages....  for htmlencode operation....

Session.pagecode = 708   ' for Arabic (ASMO 708)



Author Comment

ID: 12274450
u mean session.CodePage  = 708   ?
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Thandava Vallepalli earned 2000 total points
ID: 12274477

When you use Server.HTMLEncode in the  ASP page that contains Unicode or double-byte character set (DBCS) data (in your case arabic), you may find that the data gets corrupted.

Becuase Server.HTMLEncode method does not recognize Unicode and DBCS data formats and converts the data as if it were in single-byte character set (SBCS) format.

Steps to reproduce...

1. Create an ASP page, and paste the following code into the page:
<%@ Language=VBScript codepage=950%>
This example uses a Arabic (ISO)
Session.CodePage = 28596
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; CHARSET=iso-8859-6">
<FORM action="" method=post id=FORM1 name=FORM1>
<INPUT id=txtValue name=txtValue>
<INPUT id=submit1 name=submit1 type=submit value=Submit>

2. View the ASP page in a Web browser.
3. Enter a Arabic characters into the HTML textbox, and then click Submit.

Plz tell me wheter its working or not ......

If you arabic charset is different than the above plz see this link.....

You need to modify the code in 2 places according to your charset......

1st place:
  Session.CodePage = <Code Page Number>

2nd Place:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; CHARSET=<Preferred Charset Label>">


Plz read this link

Author Comment

ID: 12274553
thanks for the help  itsvtk,    i will get back to you as soon as i chk all the things u send....

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