character encoding query

From: Roderico Cruz <Roderico.Cruz_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 15:40:47 -0700

We got the following question from a user of Netbeans/Java Studio
Enterprise. Any ideas?:

I have a doc-literal, JAX-RPC webservice whose response xml docs include
strings with norwegian characters. Although, the string on the server
side looks ok, one of the character values is mangled when it gets back
to the ws-client.

A snoop of the traffic from the appserver-webservice to the client shows
that the mangled norwegian characters was represented with the Hex
values: EF BF BD instead of hex values: C3 85

Both the http content-type and the xml is utf-8.

Any clues as to why this is happening (and how to fix it)?