RE: encoding of text files
Just a throught: it may make sense to prefix the text file with a UTF-8 BOM (as far as I remember, at least Notepad on Windows honors this). -- <green/>bytes GmbH -- http://www.greenbytes.de -- tel:+492512807760 > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Yates, Danny > (ANTS) > Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 11:49 AM > To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' > Subject: RE: encoding of text files > > > Hi Joerg, > > If you are outputting UTF-8 then your a-umlaut will be written as > a two-byte sequence. If your output is serialised XML or HTML then > this is fine, as there are headers which can declare that the > content is UTF-8 encoded. If, however, you are writing a plain text > file (as you say you are), there is no way for the process which > reads it in to determine whether it is UTF-8, ASCII, iso-8859-1 or > whatever. > > The first string you give would appear to indicate that there are, > as expected, two bytes in the output stream where you expect your > a-umlaut character to appear, and the program you are using to > view this file doesn't understand this. > > When you ask XSLT to output using iso-8859-1, it know that in this > encoding there is a single byte representation of a-umlaut, and it > uses this and it is correctly intpretted by your viewing program. > > So, if you must write out UTF-8 (and it's quite possible that you > may be able to survive with iso-8859-1 if you're just using a few > simple accented characters, such as French and German), then you > need to tell your viewing program that the byte stream you are > feeding it is a UTF-8 encoded character stream. > > Regards, > > Dan. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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