[jdom-interest] Format problem?

Mike Kyle m_t_k_nospam at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 22 09:41:19 PDT 2008

It does seem that it was me being a bit of a dummy!

I should have been using a ByteArrayOutputStream to get the actual bytes.

Many thanks for the hint.

From: Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com>
To: Mike Kyle <m_t_k_nospam at yahoo.co.uk>; jdom-interest at jdom.org
Sent: Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 13:47:42
Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] Format problem?

I think it's more likely that System.out is not displaying 
the Unicode string correctly - generally my experience is that the operating 
system console is not capable of handling full Unicode, though it no doubt 
depends on the operating system and its configuration.
I'm not sure why you would expect to see UTF-8 (as distinct 
from other representations of Unicode).
Michael Kay

 From: jdom-interest-bounces at jdom.org  [mailto:jdom-interest-bounces at jdom.org] On Behalf Of Mike  Kyle
Sent: 22 October 2008 11:35
To: jdom-interest at jdom.org
Subject: [jdom-interest] Format  problem?

The following code does NOT produce the UTF-8 that I had expected. As far  as I can tell the Text element only seems to work with ASCII text. I would  have expected it to work with non-ASCII text. Or am I doing something  dumb?

    private void jdomTest() throws  IOException
        Element element = new  Element("doc");
         element.addContent(new  Text("\u4E2D\u6587"));
        Document  document = new  Document(element);

         StringWriter out = new  StringWriter();
        Format f =  Format.getPrettyFormat();
        new  XMLOutputter(f).output(document,  out);
        System.out.println("XML:  "+out);

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