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Subject: Re: [xsl] Character substitution
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:18:36 GMT

> how is the euro character represented in your document ?

It never matters how the source document is encoded, all such matters
are resolved by the XML parser before XSLT starts.

> is it an entity (e.g. I think its numeric entity is &128;) if so u might 
> have to;

Numeric character references are not entity references (they refer to
characters not entities) the number for Euro is 8364 not 128.

> - try using numeric entity for replacement

You can use any XML syntax for that character in your stylesheet, a
numeric character reference, or if it is in the encoding  used by the
stylesheet you may use character data directly.

> - make sure your xml encoding is iso-8859-1 (or UTF-8)

iso-8859-1  doesn't have a euro, utf8 does. So if you use iso-8859-1 
then you can't enter the euro directly, you'd have to use a character
reference. 

You can use the character reference & # 8 3 6 4 ; in any encoding (so
long as the encoding includes the digits and the characters & # ;)you
can take a look at an xsl template that has

> been tested over time at 
>   exslt.org
> http://www.exslt.org/str/functions/replace/index.html

Since the request was just to change one character by another, the
general replace template isn't needed you can just use the translate()
function.

David

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