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   Re: Identifying the encoding of a document

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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 18:02:15 +0800

Lisa Retief wrote:
> I am after the guidelines for identifying which encoding to use for a
> particular document. I realise it depends on the characters included in the
> document, but when you have megabytes of data that you yourself did not
> code, this is kind of difficult to do. Are there tools that will do this for
> you? Is there a fixed set of rules to follow so that I can build it inot my
> application?
> Any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Do you mean you need to detect in some documents which encoding they

Or which encoding is best to use when generating XML documents for
different locales?

Rick Jelliffe


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