LKBEN11008: Which encodings have to be supported by all XML parsers


You just need to know which encoding is always right


This is by design


All XML processors must support at least UTF-8  and UTF-16.

The support of other encodings, is encouraged but not required. However, many parsers implement supports for all ISO 8859 encodings, as well as for the most used Japanese, Chinese, and Korean ones.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.