Re: [xsl] character entities

Subject: Re: [xsl] character entities
From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 09:50:11 +0000
On Mon, Nov 03 2008 07:32:17 +0000, jbar@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> Latest effort: I tried using encoding="utf-8" for all levels: my
> original xml, my xsl output, and the input to ZSL's index, & I also
> saved my xml file as utf-8 format, and used the Spanish n inside my
> xml, i.e. C1 rather than &#241;. Doing that, the Spanish n was
> preserved through the xsl output, but ZSL stores it as: CB1, & that's
> also how my browser displays it.

That is UTF-8, but your browser thinks it's ISO-8859-1.

The generalisation is that if a character from the Latin-1 Supplement
block comes out as two characters where the first character is an
accented "A", then you are probably reading UTF-8 as ISO-8859-1.

If you go to Richard Ishida's excellent Unicode Code Converter [1] and
enter 241 in the "Decimal code points" box, you'll see that it's "C3 B1"
in UTF-8.

If you then go to Richard Ishida's excellent UniView [2], you can suss
out that "C3 B1" as two ISO-859-1 characters would be "CB1".


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