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Turkish Character Problem (Türkçe Karakter Problemi) February 23, 2009

When we write jsp pages, we add the following code to the page to encode the characters in desired charset.

<%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=iso-8859-9"%>

Although to add this code, we sometimes face up the character problem.  Expecially, if we change the mimeType of the page. I mean, export the page as excel.

(If you want to export any data in a excel file from jsp, change the mimetpye of the jsp and write your data in table tags)

if (pageType != null && pageType.equalsIgnoreCase("excel")) {
   String mimeType = "application/vnd.ms-excel;charset=ISO-8859-9";
   String filename = "MyExcelFile";
   response.setHeader("Content-Disposition","attachment;filename=" + filename + ".xls");

When you get this problem, try to add the following code in the HEAD tag of the page. It will fixed up.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-9">

 I searched this simple code for a long time:), because it think that the first code enough to encode the charset. But it is not.


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