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Issue when implementing localisation using field values



User is not able to get localized text for below languages from the localized field values using the function : getLocalizedText( text , refproperty)
1) Chinese ( simplified) . 2 ) Japanese . 3) Korean . 4 ) Russian . 5) Arabic

They are getting inverted question mark (¿¿¿¿) texts for the mentioned languages on using getLocalizedText function.

Error Messages

No error message.

Steps to Reproduce

1) Set the locale of Thread to Chinese using below java method
tools.getThread().setLocaleName(PRThread.LOCALE_DEFAULT, zh);
2) Create a field value in localisation specific ruleset ( <ruleset>_zh).
3) Invoke getLocalizedText( text , refproperty) function to get the value from the field value and set it to a property.
4) Check the value in the property.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules.

The character set of the development database is  
WE8MSWIN1252 which does not support the multibyte characters and hence the Chinese character are getting saved as (¿¿¿¿)  for the field values which is a column in the pr4_fieldvalue table. 


Perform the following local-change:

Change the 
 character set of the database as per the production environment which is AL32UTF8 fixes the issue.


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Published February 9, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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