Why are some German characters changed to 2 characters?

We have begun receiving from a German partner and have found that some of the characters are changed to 2 characters in Web Methods.

Inbound Outbound

spr�f sprüf
stra� straße
gem� gemäß

Does anyone know why this is happening and how to prevent it?

We originally received all this through Trading Networks when we discovered the problem. I have created a test flow service where I have entered these values in directly, then do a recordToDocument and email the xmldata out as an attachment. The Results tab shows all values as still 1 character but the attached file has 2 characters.



As a quick first guess, check the encoding header of the XML documents. The default is UTF-8, perhaps you need a more international encoding, such as ISO-8859-1.

Good luck,

– Ted

Hi Ted.

We have the same problem here with the trading networks, but the encoding in the xml is ISO-8859-1.