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Subject: Re: [office] Fwd: [odf-devel] ODF & ITS
Hello Lars, thank you for this enlightening answer. Best, Charles. Lars Oppermann wrote: > An XML file can be of any encoding. The encoding is given in the XML > declaration e.g. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-2022"?> for JIS), > and it is up to the processor to handle the encoding. As was pointed > out earlier, the XML spec requires conforming processors to at least > support utf-8 and utf-16 encoding. > > OpenDocument makes no encoding restrictions beyond those of put down > in the XML spec. > > If there is any issue with XML not being able to support a specific > encoding (not that I am aware of any), this is clearly an > XML/processor issue, not an OpenDocument issue. > > /lars > > Daniel Carrera wrote: > >> Charles-H.Schulz wrote: >> >>> 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. >> >> >> Is there any encoding that can represent characters that cannot be >> represented in UTF-8? If so, we may have an issue. If not, then we >> should just require UTF-8. Unicode is supposed to be able to >> represent any character from other encodings. I don't know if it >> actually does that, but I'm not aware of any encoding that can't be >> mapped to Unicode. >> >> Cheers, >> Daniel. > > > -- Charles-H.Schulz, Associť / Associate, Ars Aperta.