[rfc-i] Byte order marks

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Nov 4 16:17:25 PST 2008


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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Joe Touch <touch at ISI.EDU> writes:
...
>> 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 (!).
>>
>> FWIW, GNU Emacs won't print the Chinese characters - even in postscript
>> mode. So much for UTF-8 support ;-)
> 
> I don't follow.  The miniature hyphen is intentional, as far as I
> understand.

The whole point of selecting the particular BOM is that it would not be
visible -- ever.

> The Chinese characters are displayed if you have the
> appropriate fonts.  GNU Emacs doesn't include Unicode fonts, few if any
> editors do.

I can't print the document to postscript, even though they display
properly. That seems to indicate that this editor is busted.

Joe

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