To set the default locale of the entire GlassFish Server, which determines the locale of the Administration Console, the logs, and so on, use the Administration Console. Select the GlassFish Server component, the Advanced tab, and the Domain Attributes tab. Then type a value in the Locale field. For details, click the Help button in the Administration Console.
This section explains how the GlassFish Server determines the character encoding for the servlet request and the servlet response. For encodings you can use, see http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/intl/encoding.doc.html.
When processing a servlet request, the server uses the following order of precedence, first to last, to determine the request character encoding:
A hidden field in the form, specified by the form-hint-field attribute of the parameter-encoding element in the sun-web.xml file
The default-charset attribute of the parameter-encoding element in the sun-web.xml file
The default, which is ISO-8859-1
For details about the parameter-encoding element, see parameter-encoding in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Application Deployment Guide.
When processing a servlet response, the server uses the following order of precedence, first to last, to determine the response character encoding: