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Subject: RE: Re-post: DOCBOOK-APPS: typographical characters & encoding

Would you mind looking at your documents in 'Plain Text' view in XMetaL and
report what your typographical characters look like?

Microsoft operating systems and products used to use variants of the ISO
8859 character sets; the one used in Western Europe and USA (1252,
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/unicode/1252.htm) differs from ISO
8859-1 (http://czyborra.com/charsets/iso8859.html#ISO-8859-1) in that the
code positions 128-159 (0x80-0x9F) are used for various typographical and
accented characters. These characters are not represented by any code
position in ISO 8859-1; you'll have to use character entities like &rsquot;
for U+2019 RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK, rather than 146 (0x92). If you are
using Windows NT or Win2K and XMetaL 2.1, you might just want to use UTF-8
encoding everywhere. Be sure to use the Unicode enabled version of XMetaL.

Kind regards,
Peter Ring

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Nixon [mailto:ed.nixon@LynnParkPlace.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 8:55 PM
To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: Re-post: DOCBOOK-APPS: typographical characters & encoding

Ok, some progress.

>The XML file is encoded in UTF-8 and today in iso-8859-1. The FO file has 
>been encoded alternatively in UTF-8 and UTF-16.

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