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Re: New FAQ: Removing UTF-8 BOM

From: Jungshik Shin <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 23:46:28 +0900 (KST)
To: public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0311052340410.12721@jshin.net>

On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Jungshik Shin wrote:

> On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Martin Duerst wrote:
>
> > It can even be typed directly, as:
> >
> > prompt>  perl -pi~ -0777 -e "s/^\xEF\xBB\xBF//s;" filewithbom.html
>
>   Well, this doesn't work with Perl 5.6 or later because in Perl 5.6
> or later, the native representation of characters is UTF-8. Even in

  Sorry. My memory is fuzzy, but IIRC, in Perl 5.6.x, it should work if
your locale is NOT based on UTF-8.  In Perl 5.8 or later, it always fails.
I can't find any machine with perl 5.6.x and UTF-8 locales installed.

  Jungshik
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