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Hi guys,

I am confused now. I am trying to submit chinese input to my WebLogic app.

If I specified
<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1"%>

it returns something like
&#24536; &#24535;...blah blah

but if I specified
<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8"%>

it returns me something like
&#xE5; &#xBF

Well, I think that the appropriate ways is to use UTF-8 but now I am confused why ISO-8859-1 is capable to handle &#24536;. I thought that ISO-8859-1 is only for Latin language and it should not accept Chinese (unicode)?

David
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>> <%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8"%>

there are few encoding schemes for unicode, try for all
UTF-16 works with chinese letter.

~marchent~

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by:Mayank S
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>> I thought that ISO-8859-1 is only for Latin language and it should not accept Chinese

I guess it can handle Chinese too.
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by:suprapto45
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Thanks guys :),

marchent >> Can you explain me why my confusion above is happening?

mayankeagle >> Yeah, I think so but when I tried to *google* it, ISO only lists out English as well as Latin characters. There is no single site mentioning that ISO can handle Chinese in whatever way.

David
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by:suprapto45
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Btw,

Why don't we have another thread to congratulate you, mayankeagle to reach Java genius?

Well, CONGRATULATION........you are one of the genius in Java now ;)

David
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i'm not sure why that is happening with u. but u can check here how the unicode encoded in various way

http://czyborra.com/utf/
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html

~marchent~
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>> Why don't we have another thread to congratulate you, mayankeagle to reach Java genius

Thanks :) I don't know - ask Venabili on her recent PE notifier thread ;-)
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Thanks
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