The quotas file supports two types of character encoding: Unicode and root volume UNIX encoding (the language specified for the root volume using the vol lang command).
You can edit the quotas file from either a PC or a UNIX workstation. Data ONTAP can detect whether a file was edited and saved by a Unicode-capable editor, such as Notepad. If so, Data ONTAP considers all entries in the file to be in Unicode. Otherwise, Data ONTAP considers the entries to be in the root volume UNIX encoding.
Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) entities are allowed only in the root volume UNIX encoding.