This change does not affect users of ODK Central.
Starting with Collect v2022.3, submissions will be encoded as UTF-8, matching Enketo’s existing behavior. This will be declared in the XML encoding attribute. Previously, Collect submissions were sent as ASCII with non-ASCII characters escaped to HTML entities.
If you produce or use a tool that interacts directly with submissions from Collect, you may be affected.
This change is now in beta: ODK Collect v2022.3 Beta: UTF-8 submissions and default Android splash screen You may want to check submissions with non-ASCII characters such as é, أَلِفْبَائِي, and .