Java Character Set Encoding
- Java stores characters internally as UTF-16
- Java uses translation tables to map between external encodings and UTF-16.
- Map from external encoding to UTF-16 on input.
- Map from UTF-16 to external encoding on output.
- These translations can be lossy.
- Java only deals with UTF-16 internally.
- Inbound characters are converted to UTF-16.
- Outbound characters are converted from UTF-16 to whatever the output encoding is.
- Unless you’re reading and writing UTF-16, all character I/O requires conversion to and from Java’s canonical UTF-16 encoding.
- This is a perfectly reasonable and sound approach.
- Web-based user interface in windows
- backed by Java servlets in linux
- Support for Oracle or SQL Server in linux