[rfc-i] Unicode or UTF-8

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Thu Mar 29 23:57:10 PDT 2012


On 2012/03/29 21:56, Tony Hansen wrote:
> If it's utf8-encoded, it doesn't matter whether the document starts with
> a BOM character or not. After all, it really is just a zero-width space
> character and that's exactly how the character should be treated in a
> utf8-encoded document: a character that doesn't really do anything.

That may be okay if it's a text file. But if there's some kind of syntax 
convention, that often doesn't allow arbitrary characters at the start 
of a file.

Regards,   Martin.


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