[rfc-i] Byte order marks

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Nov 4 11:28:22 PST 2008


Joe Touch wrote:
>> I believe GNU Emacs supports UTF-8 fine under Windows,
>> and does not need a BOM to do so.
> 
> So here's where the BOM causes problems.
> 
> Without the BOM, GNU Emacs displays fine.
> 
> With the BOM, GNU Emacs *displays* a miniature hyphen on the first line,
> presumably to show a zero-width space (!).

Sounds like a bug. Did you report it?

> FWIW, GNU Emacs won't print the Chinese characters - even in postscript
> mode. So much for UTF-8 support ;-)

Is it Emacs not printing it, or the font not containing it?

BR, Julian


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