XML documents can contain non ASCII characters, like India � � � , or French � � �.
To avoid errors, specify the XML encoding, or save XML files as Unicode.
If you load an XML document, you can get two different errors indicating encoding error:
An invalid character was found in text content.
You get this error if your XML contains non ASCII characters, and the file was saved as
single-byte ANSI (or ASCII) with no encoding specified.
Switch from current encoding to specified encoding not supported.
You get this error if your XML file was saved as double-byte Unicode (or UTF-16) with a
single-byte encoding (Windows-1252, ISO-8859-1, UTF-8) specified.
You also get this error if your XML file was saved with single-byte ANSI (or ASCII), with
double-byte encoding (UTF-16) specified.
Windows Notepad save files as single-byte ANSI (ASCII) by default.
If you select "Save as...", you can specify double-byte Unicode (UTF-16).
Save the XML file below as Unicode (Note: document does not contain any encoding attribute):
The file above will NOT generate an error. But if you specify a single-byte encoding it will.
The Encoding beolw will give an error message:
The Encoding beolw will NOT give an error:
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