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Subject: Re: [office] Fwd: [odf-devel] ODF & ITS


Hello Dave,

Dave Pawson wrote:

>On 22/03/06, Charles-H.Schulz <charles-h.schulz@arsaperta.com> wrote:
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>  
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>>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).
>>    
>>
>
> All XML processors MUST accept the UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings of 
>Unicode [Unicode];
>
>sourced from
>http://www.w3.org/TR/xml11/#charsets
>
>If what you say is incorrect, then ODF isn't an XML application?
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>
No, I'm just saying that xml processors seem to work sometimes with non
UTF compliant encodings. Besides, and that's the main point, a migration
or the forced use of UTF-8 encodings may stirr problems in some cases
and some parts of the world. I am thinking especially to some eastern
european languages, but surely some asian and CTL languages are affected
as well.
Now, all this is not a real xml problem, it is an encoding problem. But
in the context of the ODF development, it may be worth taking a look at
potential work arounds.

Best,

-- 
Charles-H.Schulz,
Associť / Associate,
Ars Aperta.




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