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May 19, 2009 at 01:36 PM

Using Unicode-HTML in XSL Transformations


Hello everybody.

We are using XSL data with XSLT Transformations to generate webpages in html. Inside the html pages we have to use bullet points:

• data1

• data2

• data3

Because bullet points belong to the special characters of the microsoft codepage we have a unicode problem. The requirement is that the transformation will work in both unicode and non-unicode systems.

If we copy the bullet point character from i.e. Word into the transformation the html pages will be rendered correctly in the non-unicode systems but not in the unicode system.

If we use the html unicode encoding "& # 8 2 2 6;" in the XSLT it's the other way round. Now the html pages are not rendered correctly in the non-unicode system (a rhomb # shows up). (Using "& b u l l ;" in the XSLT it won't compile).

So what can we do to fix this problem? The problem is that only our Web Application Server is a unicode system. But the systems with the preview function are non-unicode systems...

Thanks in advance for any help!