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Hi all,

I just joined a relatively large project, which has problems with some pages not working correctly in terms of internationalization -- characters outside of ISO-8859-1 aren't displayed correctly in the browser.

Now, I already checked that none of the files includes any "magic characters" except in a couple of @author tags, which shouldn't end up in the generated servlet anyway. I also compared a working page with a non-working page and the only difference I could find was that the non-working page included a <%@ page pageEncoding="utf-8" %> somewhere along the way (there's a lot of nested, static include directives with the top-level JSP including another JSP including another JSP including another, and so on...).

Any tips regarding where should I look for the cause of this problem?
I am going to try (on monday) to add an explicit <%@ page pageEncoding="utf-8" %> and <%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=utf-8" %> on top of every file involved and see whether that helps. In the meanwhile, I'd really appreciate it if you guys could share any similar problems you've solved in the past.

Thanks.
 
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