Character Encoding and the XML PR (was Re: PR.xml)

Henning Behme hb at
Fri Jan 16 18:43:16 GMT 1998

David Megginson writes:

> They look identical to most English speakers, but differ in their
> treatment of accented characters (> 0x7f), so French and German
> speakers probably notice.

Absolutely correct. I just spent quarters of hours with a small example
which contained German Umlaute (ä ...) and I had to switch to
ISO-8859-1 to avoid Aelfred's fatal remark :-)

After the change Aelfred parsed the document(s) flawlessly ...

Best regards,
Henning Behme

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