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Re: [xml-dev] UTF-8 Question: e with acute accent should requiretwo bytes, right?

Costello, Roger L. a écrit :
> Hi Folks,
> Consider this element:
> <title>My Resumé</title>
> Notice: é (the character "e" with an acute accent). It is U-00E9
> Since its code point is greater than U+0080, it requires more than one
> byte. 
> Hex E9 = Decimal 233.  This has the binary: 11101001
> I believe that it is encoded in UTF-8 as two bytes:
>   11000011 10101001
> These bytes correspond to hex C3 and hex A9.
> Thus, é should be encoded in UTF-8 as:
>   C3A9
> The code points of the other characters (My Resum) are all less than
> U-0080, and so the UTF-8 encoding of those characters should be only
> one byte.
> So, this is what I believe should be the bytes:
>  M y    R  e s  u m   é
> 4D79 2052 6573 756D C3A9
> Do you agree?

If I believe...
...yes !

> However, when I view the bytes in my hex editor I get this:
>  M y    R  e s  u m  é
> 4D79 2052 6573 756D E9
> Notice that é uses only one byte.
> Something is wrong.  Here's what I think may be wrong:
> - the editor that I am using to display the hex values is displaying
> the code points and not the hex values. However, I have now tried two
> editors, and they both display the same thing (E9).  So perhaps the
> editor isn't the problem.  Perhaps I'm the problem, and am
> misunderstanding something.  Help!

Either E9 stand for U-00E9, or your editor doesn't encode in UTF-8 but 
rather in iso-8859-x or windows-cpxxx or whatever that encode é with E9


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|      Philippe Poulard       |
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