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Re: [VE][139] non SGML character number (was: Error Message Feedback)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 23:04:25 +1100
Message-ID: <4215D9C9.9070607@lachy.id.au>
To: "webmaster@eammm.com" <webmaster@eammm.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

webmaster@eammm.com wrote:
> You don't explain what the heck *non SGML character number 146* means.  
> And you don't say how to fix it.

The problem is that you're most likely using Windows-1252, but declaring 
your character encoding as ISO-8859-1, UTF-8 or other similar encoding. 
  Jukka has a really good explanation of Windows-1252 and the 
problemating characters within it, when used on the web.

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www/windows-chars.html

To the validator team: I think it would be a good idea to provide a link 
to Jukka's list of special Windows-1252 characters from this error's 
description, since Windows-1252 is the most common cause of this error. 
  That way it shouldn't be hard for someone to look up the character 
number and replace it with the appropriate numeric character reference.

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www/windows-chars.html#list
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Lachlan Hunt
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