Error in the encoding of your file.

Notice! This page describes the nature of the error using a hypothetical example and not the erroneous data of the input test file. You should however be able to apply this information to your error case.

Error description:

There is something wrong in the encoding of your file. The encoding of an XML file is defined in the XML declaration at the beginning of the file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 

However, if you got this error the actual encoding of the file does not match with the value given in the declaration. Often the issue only visible when the file contains some special characters like accented characters.

To correct this issue you need to check the encoding settings of the service/program/tool which produced the file. Usually correct encoding with ISO 20022 payments is UTF-8 which can also be written with lower case letters as utf-8.

If you don't know what encoding is, you can read short explanation here.

Error message given by the validator:

"Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding ! Bytes: 0xD6 0x20 0x41 0x42"