CharSet conversions

Subject: CharSet conversions
From: Jeremy Quinn <jeremy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 10:43:06 +0000

I have a lot of legacy information stored using the "MacRoman" charset.

It would be convenient to keep it in this format as the data contains accented characters, and will generally be edited in MacOS.

Marking up my XML to say <?xml version="1.0" encoding="MacRoman"?> results in a message (from Saxon) saying this encoding is not supported. (Which is odd considering this is running on a Mac with "Text Encoding Converter" system extension installed.). So I guess only a subset of possible encodings are handled, regardless of what is available.

I understand that Latin-1 and UTF-8 are the same for the first 256 characters.
Is this true?

Converting to Latin-1 would be relatively easy.

Thanks for any suggestions.

regards Jeremy


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