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mbatsis@netsmart.gr (Emmanuil Batsis (Manos)) writes:
>I'm sure there is some code out there and I'd like to avoid reinventing 
>the wheel so...
>What I'm looking for is Java class/code that takes in a string and 
>encodes illegal characters to entities.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "illegal characters"; if you mean
control characters, you'll need to come up with a representation that
doesn't use entities.

On the other hand, if you have a custom list of characters you want
converted to entities or back again, my Ents project may be a helpful


I was thinking in terms of documents, not strings, but the logic in
EntsRefsFilter shouldn't be that hard to reapply from a Reader to a

I'll be revising and expanding Ents heavily this summer, so let me know
about changes or improvements you'd like to see.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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