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Subject: Eeeek! My Umlauts have vanished!

Hi there, 

I just upgraded from SuSE 8.1 to SuSE 8.2, which means that instead of using 
a mixture of various things (I think), it is now all openjade. Now I 
couldn't really care less about this, except that a DocBook text I had 
written in German and that produced wonderful Umlaute (the vowels with the 
dots above them) in the HTML version suddenly has question marks instead of 
the umlaut-characters that they are supposed to have.

The file itself starts with:

<? xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V4.2//EN"
         "/usr/share/sgml/db42xml/docbookx.dtd" [

Which worked fine so far. And then we have a bit further down

<article id="frog" lang="de">

The only thing that seems to be strange is that the db2html (by Karl 
Eichwalder <keichwa@gmx.net>) program I use produces the output:

scot@coven:~/> db2html frog.xml
/usr/bin/db2html: line 1: ?: No such file or directory

I would take this to mean that the conversion program doesn't like the xml 
line, but that doesn't make sense. 

I would be grateful for any help somebody here might give; not being able to 
type the Umlauts like they are on my (German) keyboard would basically make 
DocBook unusable. 

Thank you, 
Y, Scot

                  Our cat likes to do that, too
               Scot W. Stevenson - Zepernick, Germany

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