09-01-2009 06:12 AM
hope you all had a nice rest this summer and are fresh and ready to make another run at conquering the mobile world with our favorite pet: Blackberry
A customer of mine has reported strange problem with my app.
The application stores address book contacts in a hash table for faster matching of number/contact name.
I used knowledge base example (How to access address book contacts KB) as the base of my work.
I never had any problems until a customer reported this:
He has a contact named Müeller and the app displays the name as MÃ%eller !?
Of course, I tried to reproduce the problem but inputting the 'ü' via blackberry does not reproduce the problem. The character is correctly recognized/displayed.
The customer uses a separate application for handling address book contact editing/synchronization, etc.
My guess is that these external applicaiton somehow send the wrong character code to the address book.
Did anyone have such experiences ?
Anyone knows how to reporoduce such behaviour ?