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Something about Oracle Application Server

Just recently, I came across a weird issue while running application on Oracle Application Server. The problem was faced by one of the projects in our department and was quite irritating one.

To tell you more about it, one of our application which quite huge and consists of many forms (entire application developed using Servlets, yes I said entire application) has given us worst nightmare. One of the form in the application has a provision to enter big text data in TextArea. The business user’s tried to copy text from a word document and pasted into the TextArea. This text was having one special character (copyright) which was copied as it is. When user submits data of the form and tries to retrieve it again, the copyright symbol was not displayed properly in TextArea. It was actually showing two weird characters instead of copyright symbol.