To set the default locale of the entire Application Server, which determines the locale of the Administration Console, the logs, and so on, use the Administration Console. Select the Domain component, and type a value in the Locale field. For details, see the Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Guide.
This section explains how the Application Server determines the character encoding for the servlet request and the servlet response. For encodings you can use, see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/docs/guide/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 character encoding set in 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.
When processing a servlet response, the server uses the following order of precedence, first to last, to determine the response character encoding: