£ symbol it gets converted to £ when exported to MS Excel from JSP

We use the displaytag tag library to export data from JSP to MS Excel. When we encounter the pound symbol in the data £, it gets converted to £. Thus an amount of £5.00 looks like £5.00.

I tried to extend the ExcelView class of the displaytag tag library and overrode protected String escapeToColumnValue(Object value) and remove the rogue character but it again comes back when the data is exported into excel.
ruchiabhiAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

dcowleyCommented:
When I've seen problems like this historically it's been related to a mismatch in the character encoding of the source and destination, typically from a UTF-8 encoding to something else.

So in this case, you might want to try to convert the £ into a different encoding, perhaps ASCII encoding and see if that resolves the issue.

It would also depend I suppose on how you're currently encoding the symbol, whether it's a named entity, or if you're using a particular character code.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ahoffmannCommented:
it's as dcowley explained: your jsp has to ensure that the data it reads from the backend is converted to a proper character set understood by the browser *and* that the web server anounces this character set properly (HTTP header *and* META tag in HTML)
then, if the browser sends back such data, you need to make the mapping reverse
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Languages and Standards

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.