You mean you want your Java code to interpret the two characters '\' followed by 'n' as a newline character? Well, this is hardly an XML question. There's a method in the String class that should be able to do that for you. Like this, I think:The first parameter is a regular expression so I may be off a bit. But whose idea was it to put those two characters into the XML when they could have just put the newline in directly?