[tdwg-tag] character encodings

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 23:43:15 CET 2009

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

Robert A. Morris
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