Special characters in webservice cause java.io.CharConversionException (Doc ID 864508.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Using SOAP 1.1 webservice, WLS is unable to parse special characters, and throws the following exception:

java.io.CharConversionException: Illegal ASCII character, 0xc3
at weblogic.xml.babel.reader.XmlReader$AsciiReader.read(XmlReader.java:835)
at weblogic.xml.babel.scanner.ScannerState.read(ScannerState.java:400)
at weblogic.xml.babel.scanner.Name.read(Name.java:30)

Cause

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