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Re: [xml-dev] Copying text (curly quotes) from Word into an XMLdocument (UTF-8): what happens?


You indeed seem to have a correctly functioning MS character munging 
system. Honestly and unfortunately, that is still a cause for 

Roger's issue is quite real. I fixed _exactly_ that problem, caused 
_exactly_ that way  three times this summer for one of my customers. After the third time I put 
the fix into my standard pipe so I don't know how often it really happened.


G. Ken Holman wrote:
> False ... I just opened Notepad and wrote out a file using UTF-8 and 
> opened it up again and it was preserved. An XML processor read the 
> file and didn't complain about the encoding. I'm running XP.
> I don't know a lot about Windows applications understanding of code 
> set 1252, but I think you need to be a bit more precise when talking 
> about characters in the abstract and their character encoding in 
> different encodings. Some simple experimentation should answer your 
> question with different applications, as I just did above with Word 
> and Notepad.
> I hope this helps.
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken

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