I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to
for tab characters or are column break characters just an Indesign feature?
is a code by ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange).
Apart from the invisible ASCII control characters (the ones you can't type), all other characters are just normal text. Currency signs (€, £, $, ƒ, ₨, Ƀ, and others), all the punctuation (except < and &), and all other letters, signs, and symbols in any language or writing system are just text (assuming you have the correct character encoding).
You need to set the correct character encoding into your XML file.