Re: How to read the encoding of an XML document
At 08:30 PM 10/25/2001 +0100, David Carlisle wrote: >> If I no longer know what my original XML document was encoded as, how do I
> know the appropriate encoding set to specify for the output?
Ok. If you recall, I started this discussion by mentioning that I am receiving XML documents from several European countries. So the pertinent question for me is "if UTF-8 and/or UTF-16 will be the output encoding set I must use, will they handle charcters from the languages I care about?"
I found this statement on unicode.org:
"What Characters Does the Unicode Standard Include? The Unicode Standard defines codes for characters used in the major languages written today. Scripts include the European alphabetic scripts, Middle Eastern right-to-left scripts, and scripts of Asia."
So it seems to me that I should be safe outputing my data to UTF-16. That make sense?
Thanks much, David and Mike.
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