praveen.bhatia at sumpurn
Dec 14, 2009, 2:34 AM
Post #2 of 5
RE: UTF-8 setting for Japanese characters
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Further information that I could garner on this. I wrote a program to
read the Response header from the server and this is the result:
Message = GET http://www.sumpurn.com/com.sumpurn.web/index.html HTTP/1.0
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:30:06 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.63 (CentOS)
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Clearly, the charset is not getting set to UTF-8 in spite of settings that I
did in forrest.properties, web.xml forrest.xconf, sitemap.xmap (xml
serializer and html serializer).
What settings I could be missing?
From: Dr. Praveen Bhatia [mailto:praveen.bhatia [at] sumpurn]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 5:59 PM
To: user [at] forrest
Subject: UTF-8 setting for Japanese characters
On my forrest 0.8 based website, I have done settings for UTF-8 to make a
On local tomcat and jetty, it works fine showing the Japanese characters
correctly. (My machines is Japanese Vista m/c)
The problem is when it is uploaded on to the shared server (linux with
tomcat apache), the browser is not seeing them as UTF-8 encoded for display.
The correct UTF-8 Japanese characters can however be seen if the browser
encoding is chosen for EACH page to UTF-8 again and again. (The html file
generated is also having a meta data as follows:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
So generation seems to be ok till here.
This behavior is observable on my forrest website www.sumpurn.com (or
www.sumpurn.com/com.sumpurn.web/index.html) where we will first get garbled
data, but it would become OK if for EACH page the browser encoding is set to
UTF-8 (The characters are entirely in Japanese UTF-8 ....)
I followed all the instructions given in forrest for UTF-8 and the
instructions given in cocoon website
http://cocoon.apache.org/2.2/1366_1_1.html#theory for UTF-8. However, I am
yet unable to make it work. My gut feeling is that apache server's http
header is sending non-UTF encoding to the browser, and that needs to be set
via forrest/cocoon/apache tomcat.
Could someone please guide me as to what other settings are required to be