When The Native Format Builder Converts Input Files To Xml You Are Seeing Special Characters Unexpectedly Changed To Other Characters Such As A Question Mark (?)

(Doc ID 1323921.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 27, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Platform - Version 11.1.1.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


You are using Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 and have developing a composite application that uses a Technology Adapter, such as the File or FTP adapter, in conjunction with the Native Format Builder to read a file containing a fixed length format and convert it to XML.

When the file contains special characters with accents, for example French characters such as "é" , then if the File or FTP Adapter is used to again write out the XML created from the input file, when you view the resulting file you see that special characters within the input have been translated into different characters -- for example, the "é" has been replaced by "?".

Cause

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