David Brownell david-b at pacbell.net
Thu Oct 14 18:45:08 BST 1999

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> Does anyone know of a good central site for finding information on the
> several hundred character encodings that seem to be options on various XML
> processors?

Check out the IETF resources identified in


especially this big file (as referenced in section 5 of that RFC)


Note that Elliote's ref to Sun's doc is the JDK 1.2 one -- see Sun's
"Project X" docs (package com.sun.xml.parser) for the corresponding
ref to JDK 1.1 encoding support (1.1 has about 120 encodings,
while 1.2 has about 150, if you ignore the aliases).

- Dave

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