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From Bevan Arps <>
Subject RE: Ant, SAX Parser and Internationalization
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2002 22:13:50 GMT
At 16:50 18/02/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks Bevan, that helps to explain the issue. I've been to a few sites that
>indicated that UTF-8 chars included u00F8. Or perhaps I am confusing UTF-8
>with Unicode. Since we have to internationalize, I guess the best option is
>to get the default encoding at runtime and give it to Ant - and then pray!

UTF-8 is just a way of encoding all of the UniCode characters in a form 
that is closely backward compatible with 7-bit ASCII (note, not 8-bit ASCII).

Hence, we can use ASCII tools to write our build.xml files, our xslt 
programs and xml documents without problem.

So, UTF-8 DOES include the character u00F8 - but the encoding of it is not 
to write the character literally in the same way you do currently.

If I recall correctly, you should be able to write \u00F8 or something like 

Hope this helps,

"Programming is an Art Form that Fights Back"

Bevan Arps (<>
Senior OO Analyst, ACT Financial Systems

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