Getting Nutch running with UTF-8

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Getting Nutch running with UTF-8

Enzo Michelangeli-2
At it is suggested,
in order to handle UTF-8 characters in GET parameters, to change the
configuration of the application server. Why can't the webapp just switch
the "request" object to UTF-8 encoding, e.g. by placing in the <head>
section of the query form page:

<jsp:scriptlet> request.setCharacterEncoding("UTF-8"); </jsp:scriptlet>

I'm doing this with a Lucene-based custom web application running on Tomcat
5.5, and it appears to work fine.