Reading special characters from XML in flash

I have a php file that generates an xml, the php file:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
$directorio1 = utf8_encode($directorio);
$dir1 = utf8_encode($dir);
$string = "<nombre>$dir1$directorio1</nombre>\
$write = fputs($fp, $string);

An xml generated with the following structure:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<nombre>PROYECTOS/VIVIENDAS/Arturo Soria/P9120205.JPG</nombre>
<nombre>SHOWROOM/DISEÑOS PROPIOS/8099 entera(2).jpg</nombre>

In Flash CS5 I try reading and loading from the tag :

ar ldr:Loader = new Loader();
ldr.load(new URLRequest(decodeURIComponent(nombre)));

And doesn’t find the file for the element containing the Ñ.

I’ve also tried the following:

ldr.load(new URLRequest(escape(nombre)));

ldr.load(new URLRequest(unescape(nombre)));

ldr.load(new URLRequest(nombre));

without any success.

I also tried changing the encoding of the XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>

But still not working. Anyone knows what I can do to solve this?

Have you tried to trace all the loaded content.