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2074149 - Diacritic Marks


  • Plateau Running on Jboss Server
  • Why are we unable to use diacritic marks in Item IDs and Catalog IDs -- We have both French and Spanish language packs that use these characters but we are unable to enter them in ID's. Examples are: À, á, È, è.


  • An error similar to these below is shown when using these marks:
    • ElmsCheckedException:
                      Failed to get the ComponentMainVOX in EditComponentSummaryAction
    • java.lang.NullPointerException


  • Learning



  • Jboss servlet container does not use UTF-8 URI encoding by default. 
  • In a web application running under Jboss , query strings in GET requests that contain multi-byte UTF-8 encoded characters (Spanish, Chinese or Japanese characters, accented characters such as  À, á, È, è, for example ) will not be decoded accurately on server side.
  • The following configuration changes should be made to the server.xml, located at /server//deploy/jboss-web.deployer.
  • Add the attribute URIEncoding=”UTF-8? to the appropriate connector element and re-start the server. 


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