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arabic encoding problem

hesham katon
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Hello everybody
I have a problem with arabic encoding .
- if i didn't set any encoding for the jsp page
the encoding is set automatically for : Wesstern European(ISO)
and the arabic letters are not readable untill I set the encoding with my self for each page from : view>>Encoding menu
example :

- if i set the encoding inside the page with :
<%@ page contentType= "text/html;charset=windows-1256" %>
the encoding is set right to arabic .
but all data retrieved from MySql database are shown as question marks like this : "???"
example :

can any one help me to solve this problem

Thank you very much in advance
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