Switching from JBoss-Axis to JBossWS I got '?' instead of the german umlauts in the database. To see where the replacement happens I enabled logging. But all log entries had question marks. Then I added "-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8" to the comamnd line when starting jboss. After this, I got the correct characters in the log file and also in the database!!! With the former jboss webservice implementation based on axis this was no problem.
Is this a known change everyone should know? Or is this just mere chance?