[rfc-i] Byte order marks

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Nov 6 01:26:34 PST 2008

Tony Hansen wrote:
> Yeah, my further tests indicate it's still not so easy, even with the
> .utf8 extension. Under Windows XP, the best combination I found was to
> associate .utf8 with Microsoft Word. Word looks at the file, decides
> that it's text, and asks you what the character set encoding is. Picking
> Unicode UTF-8, it opens the file without the BOM just fine, preserving
> page breaks and everything. Similarly when you write the file out, it
> will ask you for the character set.
> 	Tony Hansen
> 	tony at att.com
> PS. If you have problems associating the file extension with a
> particular program, I can help with that off line.


I know how to do that.

What I was looking for is a way to associate a file extension not only 
with a program and a mime type and subtype, but also with parameters, 
such as encoding.

 From the Windows registry structure, this may even be possible, but 
won't help in practice, as long the program being invoked doesn't use 
that information.

BR, Julian

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