[tdwg-tag] character encodings

Gregor Hagedorn g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 11:08:25 CET 2009

Hi Bob

is that necessary with xml? XML defines a set of allowable character
encodings and any xml-processor "should" be able to read them.

Problems we experienced in key to nature really go back to java
programmers considering writing xml the production of strings in
handwritten code, rather than using xml readers or writers. The result
was generally (sooner or later...) non-well formed xml.


2009/12/21 Bob Morris <morris.bob at gmail.com>:
> Does SDD (resp. tdwg) have any best-practice about character encodings
> and character sets in XML.  The sad fact of life is that many printed,
> and word processing, systematics and ecology documents have odd
> symbols even in characters and states, e.g. the degree sign, +- sign,
> the circled 'x', em-dashes, ..., which are not always rendered by
> browsers.

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