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How do I convert entities?

sturdy asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have an application where I'm storing the information in XML.
In the data is there a lot of text, and special characters.
I'm thinking about storing all special characters (it's a defined set) as unicode, using entities when loading the data. (for exs. ꪻ)
The import of data is no problem, the problem is when I'm extrating the data (using stylesheet). How do I convert the special characters to other things, for example bitmaps (for web) or decimal numbers for rtf, or font tags for other applications?
I need a stylesheet that are able to convert the unicode characters to "other things"

I do of corse, just for the thrill of it, having clients using both Windows 95, Mac and NT 4.0 and 2000, so Unicode is not supported on all client...
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