Nowadays UTF8 is far from being just “trendy”, it’s the de facto standard for information representation. There are a lot of discussions on the “why locales are bad” theme, and I’m not going to argue with that.
Update3: We’re back to our own hosting. Update2: Razvan Dragomirescu was kind enough to mirror the spreadsheet widget. Click here to access the demo. Thanks, Razvan! Update: Due to high traffic the demo page might load very slowly. Please have patience. In the last weeks, I’ve been using my so very little spare time to create a spreadsheet widget based on dojo.Click here for a… Read More
One thing I forgot to mention was the usage of Spring message bundles. Usually, a ResourceBundleMessageSource is configured to inject bundle messages for Spring MVC. The only bad thing is that I could not specify an encoding for the configured message.properties files. As the default properties format is ISO 8859-1 character encoding and tedious operations like the transformation of Unicode… Read More
Setting up a solution to store, manage and display UTF-8 data using MySql was quite a challenge. There are a few steps that you have to get right, otherwise, garbage data will come out at various stages in your application. Inserting the data First, make sure your data is UTF-8. You can easily check this with a text editor or… Read More