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Error: Unsupported char encoding

Error Message

** Fixed at ArcSDE 8.2 **

Making a connection to an ArcSDE server using Microsoft's VJ++ returns the error:

"Unsupported char encoding"

Cause

This error is returned when the ArcSDE Java application programming interface (API) attempts to use encoding libraries not available in Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 1.1.

VJ++ uses JVM version 1.1. Sun renamed the character encoding libraries at JVM version 1.1.6.

Solution or Workaround

Use Java Virtual Machine version 1.2.2 or higher.