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Re: Converting utf8 characters to named and numeric entities

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jan 21, 2014 at 14:37 UTC ( #1071476=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Converting utf8 characters to named and numeric entities

Note that the only characters you need to escape in XML are <>& and in attributes also ".

The rest of the permissible Unicode codepoints can simply be written in the document's character encoding, provided you specify the encoding in the <?xml?> header like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

(Or if you leave it blank, the XML standard says it must be UTF-8, but sometimes you can find tools that don't adhere to that standard).

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