Subject Character Sets
Author Ian A. Newby <>
Hi Folks,
We have encountered a strange problem with our app. Firebird 1.0,
Red Hat 8.0, Sun JDK 1.3.1 on a duel processor dell. The database
uses charset none for all the char and text blob fields.

We basically are generating web pages. However, we have started to
encounter strange behaviour on the above machine. Our app has run
successfully on Windows 98/2000/XP and Mandrake 8.x. We moved it to
the Red hat box and have encountered a problem.

If we use the interclient 1.6, if a field in the database contains
a copyright sign, the output from the web server prefixes it with a

if we use the firebird driver the output is truncated at the
copyright character.

Digging back into the code it seems that it is the rs.getString
which is causing the problem.

Anyone got any ideas what can be causing this? We've got our app
running on 5 other linux servers with no problems? Are there any
character set configuration options in Java?

Ian Newby