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Subject: Re: [office] Fwd: [odf-devel] ODF & ITS
Charles, Charles-H.Schulz wrote: >Hello all, > >email@example.com wrote: > > > >>Since ITS is still a W3C working draft, there is certain room for >>collaboration here. IMHO, if a W3C TC is thinking about the impact of >>their draft standard on ODF, then this is a good thing and should be >>encouraged, perhaps by assigning a liaison to work with them. This >>isn't among what I consider our immediate concerns, but is certainly >>something worth tracking for the longer term. >> >> > >+1. I would like to point out a related issue here. If we wish to >discuss i18n concerns, we also may want to address them in terms of the >encoding inside ODF. Being an XML format, ODF uses the utf-8 by default. >Now utf-8 may or may not suit certain usage needs and perequisites, >depending on where you live on the globe and depending on what you wish >to do with the ODF. >In theory, if you use an encoding that is different from utf-8 the xml >files will get broken and so will be the entire document (at least it >won't be human readable). That said, it is not always the case. >Maybe we should try to see what could be done in regard of ODF and >'unorthodox' encodings. >If someone has an idea here, feel free to comment. > > > Not sure there is much we can do. XML parsers are only required to support UTF-8 and UTF-16. Many support other encodings but are not required to do so. http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/, 2.2 Characters: "All XML processors MUST accept the UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings of Unicode 3.1" If we stray outside of UTF-8 or UTF-16, that increases the likelihood that documents will break, depending upon the XML processor. Hope you are having a great day! Patrick >Regards, > > > -- Patrick Durusau Patrick@Durusau.net Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005 Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!