Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: in OACS.5.2.3, how to get news notification safely?
what database are you running, Postgres or Oracle? What character set is your data stored on the database? Does the character set support the language you're using? You may need to set the correct character set in your AOLserver configuration file also. See here for more info:
I created db with "-E UNICODE.." switch
I don't know how to check Charset in Postgres.
My AOLServer config file has UTF-8 sets.
hope this helps,