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Modifying server.xml To Work With Accented Characters

This procedure is only necessary if you plan to use character sets that include accents, such as Spanish and French.

Follow the instructions below to implement accented character set support. Change the paths to match your configuration.

  1. Stop the Tomcat service.
    sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat stop
  2. Open the /tomcat/server/conf/server.xml file with a text editor.
  3. Locate each Connector node (typically there are four in a default Tomcat configuration) and add a URIEncoding="UTF-8" parameter to it, as shown below:
    <Connector URIEncoding="UTF-8" port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
                   connectionTimeout="20000"
                   redirectPort="8443" />
  4. Save and close the file, then restart the Tomcat service.
    sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat start