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By: bourridhh - bourridhh

Unicode problem

2005-05-06 00:03


For those who have problem with unicode characters and especially with unicode data extracted from database.


I found a solution for the problem

I create a method that returns unicode characters from an UTF-8 or ISO string here is:

public class ArabicFormatter {


public static String formatString(String inputString) {

try {

return (


new String(inputString.getBytes("ISO8859_1"), "Cp1256")));

} catch (UnsupportedEncodingException e) {

return "";






EncodeChanger is part of library that allows conversion from utf-8 to unicode (like u77c)

in my jrxml file


Dont forget the font and the textField encoding:


<reportFont name="Arab" isDefault="true" fontName="Tahoma Bold" size="12" isBold="false" isItalic="false" isUnderline="false" isStrikeThrough="false" pdfFontName="c:\tahomabd.ttf" pdfEncoding="Identity-H" isPdfEmbedded="true"/>


Any one wants the PropertiesEditor.jar that contains EncodeChanger class he can ask me ,i ll give it to him

Hope it helps


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