I have a JSP page which accepts Arabic characters and submits to another JSP, which has to display these submitted values. In both the JSPs I have set the content type to (character encoding) Cp1256. In the Submitted page I have to do the following conversion to get my submitted data back correctly.
String sName = request.getParameter("name");
byte b = sName.getBytes("Cp1252");
String sActualName = new String(b, "Cp1256");
Only sActualName will display properly.
My question is, eventhough I have changed the System property file.encoding to Cp1256, to get the actual bytes back, I still have to specify my encoding as Cp1252 (ISO Latin 1).
What is happening inside the web server. I am using Weblogic 5.1 with SP4.