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

Hello Lars,

thank you for this enlightening answer.


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.

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