[rfc-i] Byte order marks

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Nov 4 11:31:32 PST 2008


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Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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?

Not yet. Just saw it - I don't generally use GNU Emacs.

>> 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?

Emacs generates an error that it can't print the following characters
(and lists the Chinese ones in the buffer). This is when printing to
postscript, FWIW.

Joe
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