Re: [xsl] XSL and international characters

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL and international characters
From: Tony Graham <tony.graham@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 13:55:51 +0000
Marcin =?iso-8859-2?Q?K=B3os?= wrote at  4 Dec 2001 14:28:50 +0100:
 > Orginal character was %C5%82 and the result was &Aring; - one character and 
 > &#130; - second character :(

Your one-byte character is being represented using two bytes in UTF-8.

UTF-8 is a variable-length encoding, and characters may be represented
with up to four bytes (depending on the code point).

It's a fluke of the UTF-8 design that, for many Latin-1 characters,
looking at the UTF-8 representation in a Latin-1 system appears to
show the desired character plus random junk.

If you looked at the output with a UTF-8-aware viewer, you'd only see
the one character.


Tony Graham
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