[jdom-interest] How to avoid setText("€") replacing '&' with '&'

Dirk Versavel dirk.versavel at pandora.be
Fri Feb 2 01:58:39 PST 2001


I'm trying to generate an XML file containing the string "&#x20AC".  This is
the unicode character for the euro currency sign.  Since I'm using FOP
(http://xml.apache.org/fop) to convert this XML file into PDF, I need this
"€" literally.

When outputting this text with setText("€"), the resulting XML file
contains the text "€" which is not converted into the euro
currency sign by FOP.

I read something about this in the jdom FAQ, but since I'm pretty new into
all this stuff I didn't really understood how to solve this problem.  Can
anyone explain this better, or provide some instructions on how to solve


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