I created a layer that is connected to an Oracle DB table. I can access the layer as WMS and as WFS. The character representation is correct in the WFS but has errors in the WMS service. I used Qgis and MapInfo for testing and I have the same problem with both.
Screenshot MapInfo info tool (WMS):
Screenshot MapInfo info tool (WFS):
I recognized that I have the same problem with all my WMS layers where german umlauts are used. In the Geoserver global settings the charset is set to UTF-8. How can I fix this?
EDIT: I tested the same WMS with ArcGIS Explorer and Gaia. Both can display the character correctly. The problem seems to be the software that is used to access the WMS... I will let you know when the ticket is answered.