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From "Joe Germuska" <>
Subject Re: [OT] How to handle non UTF characters in XML
Date Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:10:49 GMT
On 4/16/07, Christopher Schultz <> wrote:
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> Ashish,
> Ashish Kulkarni wrote:
> > I have java class which creates an XML file from SQL resultset,
> > It works fine in USA, but i am having issues when this process runs in
> > Germany where they have non UTF characters in there database like ü or
> á.
> I think you mean non-lower-ASCII. This characters are certainly covered
> by UTF-8.
> > How do we handle this kind of situation in XML file, i set the XML file
> to
> > be of UTF-8 type.
> How do you set the file "type" to UTF-8?

I'm assuming Ashish is talking about the "encoding" attribute of the XML
declaration in the first line of the file.

Chris is correct that the real magic happens when you serialize the DOM to a
file, but you should be sure to use the same encoding with the writer that
actually creates the file as you do in the XML declaration.  If your
characters aren't UTF-8 then don't use UTF-8.  Any decent XML reading
software will recognize the encoding when the file is read.


Joe Germuska *

"The truth is that we learned from João forever to be out of tune."
-- Caetano Veloso

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