Lists Home |
Date Index |
- From: "Matthew Sergeant (EML)" <Matthew.Sergeant@eml.ericsson.se>
- To: "'Dirk Germonpre'" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 12:44:34 +0200
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dirk Germonpre [SMTP:email@example.com]
> If I'm writing an XML tool, how can I detect what character set is used
> an XML document? I've read that for UTF-16, an encoding signature (xFEFF)
> is used at the beginning of the document. Is there a different encoding
> signature for each character set?
Not each "character set" - but each encoding, yes. They all exhibit
different binary signatures, otherwise they would be the same... :)
> If so, where can I find documentation on this?
You can start with the XML spec, appendix B (I think it's B)
contains some brief information. Or John Cowan posted a C decoder which
detected the most common ones, or you can find my perl Apache module on
CPAN, which detects the character sets and encoding.
xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To (un)subscribe, mailto:email@example.com the following message;
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org the following message;
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:email@example.com)