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Re: Problem with national characters in XHTML

Subject: Re: Problem with national characters in XHTML
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 13:08:03 +0200

Ok, thanks for help to all that replied. I tried to learn a bit;-)

Putting iso-8859-1 in the header instead of utf-8 as Tomas Zerolo suggested 
solved the problem.

----- Original Message -----
From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 12:44 pm
Subject: Re: Problem with national characters in XHTML

> On 9/28/05, LENNART BORGMAN <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I have run into a problem with swedish national characters in an 
> XHTML document. The header of the document is like this:
> >
> >   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> >   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
> >             "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd";>
> >   <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"; xml:lang="en">
> >
> > The swedish character ä looks like \344 in CVS Emacs (2005-09-23).
> Hmm. An XHTML document with encoding="utf-8" should not have "swedish
> national characters" in it, should it? Upon reading the file, Emacs
> will set its coding system to mule-utf-8, so it's no surprise than
> high-bit, non-valid utf8 byte sequences appear as \xxx...
> I've created a document with your header, and put an "É" in it with
> notepad. Emacs shows this char as \311. I would not consider this an
> error :)
> --
>                    /L/e/k/t/u

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