PM72737: IN WORKLIGHT 5.0 ADOBE AIR APPLICATION BUILDER BREAKS UTF-8 ENCODING IN HTML FILES.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • UTF-8 characters(especially Japanese DBCS) are not displayed
    correctly in built applications.
    It was caused by Application builder strips UTF-8 encoding.
    Fix will make it retain UTF-8.
    

Local fix

  • Customer needs to re-write the text in HTML file manually AFTER
    the AirBuild.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:   Users who wish to create an AIR            *
    *                  application and use UTF-8                   *
    *                  characters in their HTML files.             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: After creating and building the common  *
    *                      files for a Worklight                   *
    *                      project, the user will be able to       *
    *                      create separate environments            *
    *                      and will be able to run these           *
    *                      environments (iOS, Android,             *
    *                      Blackberry, AIR, etc).  Upon viewing    *
    *                      the generated                           *
    *                      environments on their respective        *
    *                      devices, if any UTF-8                   *
    *                      characters were used in any of the      *
    *                      common HTML files that                  *
    *                      all environments share, then it will    *
    *                      appear as expected in all               *
    *                      environments excluding the AIR          *
    *                      environment. To the user,               *
    *                      any UTF-8 characters viewed in Adobe    *
    *                      AIR will be seen as                     *
    *                      gibberish (unexpected characters that   *
    *                      do not match the                        *
    *                      original characters entered before the  *
    *                      build process).                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    After creating and building the common files for a Worklight
    project, the user will be able to create separate environments
    and will be able to run these environments (iOS,
    Android,Blackberry, AIR, etc). Upon viewing the generated
    environments on their respective devices, if
    any UTF-8 characters were used in any of the common HTML files
    that all environments share, then it will appear as expected
    in all environments excluding the AIR environment. To the
    user, any UTF-8 characters viewed in Adobe AIR will be seen as
    gibberish (unexpected characters that do not match the
    original characters entered before the build process).
    

Problem conclusion

  • The correct encodings for the HTML files are now used.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpack 5.0.5.0.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM72737

  • Reported component name

    WORKLIGHT ENTER

  • Reported component ID

    5725G9202

  • Reported release

    500

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-09-12

  • Closed date

    2013-02-07

  • Last modified date

    2013-02-07

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WORKLIGHT ENTER

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G9202

Applicable component levels

  • R500 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

IBM Worklight

Software version:

5.0

Reference #:

PM72737

Modified date:

2013-02-07

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