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Entity Encoding

Every text entity in XML may use a different encoding for its characters. Therefore, you can declare separate text entities or elements to hold sections of an XML document that contain, for example, Chinese or Arabic characters, and assign the 16-bit UCS-2 encoding to these sections. The rest of the document can then use more efficient 8-bit encoding.

By default, the ISO 10646 UTF-8 encoding is assumed. If the text entity uses some other encoding, you must declare what that encoding is at the beginning of the entity:


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