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Java Development

Posts: 412
Registered: ‎09-12-2008
My Device: 9000 9810

Address book, Contact name encoding problem

Hi all,

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 Smiley Wink


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 ?


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