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Re: BOM & Unicode editors

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan <michka@trigeminal.com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 14:23:44 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20000511142332.03133190@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: www-international@w3.org
Microsoft products only tend to do this for text files, not for HTML, ASP,
or XML files (all of which have their own methods).

michka


----- Original Message -----
From: "Saba Sundaramurthy" <ssundaramurthy@verisign.com>
To: <mozilla-i18n@mozilla.org>; <www-international@w3.org>;
<i18n-prog@acoin.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 4:55 PM
Subject: BOM & Unicode editors


 > Hi,
 >
 > 1)    Playing with text editors (FrontPage 2000 and Notepad) in Windows NT
 > and Windows 2000, I noticed that when ever the contents are saved unicode
or
 > UTF-8 there is a marker FEFF placed at the beginning of the file.
Inspecting
 > this marker can give information about the byte ordering of the machine
and
 > also if the following bytes are Unicode or UTF-8.
 >
 >     Is this something all editors that save files in Unicode or UTF-8 are
 > required to do? Can I depend on the presence of this marker in my code?
 >
 > 2) Are there any editors available on unix to allow you to save text in
 > Unicode or UTF-8?
 >
 > Thanks in advance,
 > -Saba
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 >
Received on Thursday, 11 May 2000 02:00:53 GMT

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