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Re: Diacritic Signs

From: Stephen K. Rhoads <rhoads@thrupoint.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 13:25:06 -0500
Message-ID: <002c01c2c243$995e0bb0$3772d541@RHOADS03>
To: <cco@dydax.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

So, I added the "iso-8859-1" encoding declaration, and it worked, but ONLY
when I retrieved the RDF document from a web server using the "Parse URI"
feature in the RDF Validator.  When I cut and paste via a browser window, I
get the same error.  Any thoughts as to why?

Also, I anticipate adding additional languages in the future which go beyond
the characters in 8859.  Thus I would prefer to generate files encoded in
UTF-8.  Any tips on how to do this?  I'm using PERL and various text editors
to generate my XML.

--- Stephen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Olds" <colds@dydax.com>
To: "Stephen K. Rhoads" <rhoads@thrupoint.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Diacritic Signs

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Stephen K. Rhoads wrote:
> Does RDF (or XML, I suppose) have a problem with diacritic signs?  The W3
> RDF Validator chokes on the "é" in "République" in the RDF fragment below.

The default encoding for XML is UTF-8.  The "é" in "République" has the
high bit set, but is not a legal UTF-8 sequence (because it is, in fact,
a simple 8859-1 (or perhaps -15) accented character).

Solutions: Add an encoding declaration to your XML file, or encode it as

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