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   Re: [xml-dev] baffling encoding problem

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In article <1107958784.420a1c00c42ae@horde.scannet.dk> you write:

>ah yeah there's where I had the error too, F8 in utf-8 should be the macron.

In UTF-8 all characters above 0x80 require more than one byte.

For non-ascii Latin-1 characters the two bytes of the UTF-8 encoding,
if interpreted (incorrectly) as two separate Latin-1 characters,
display as an "a" with some kind of accent followed by another
character (sometimes the right one!).

You can experiment with UTF-8 using this web page:


-- Richard


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