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Re: 23.0.60; [nxml] BOM and utf-8

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; [nxml] BOM and utf-8
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 09:56:18 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
I'm not sure you are barking the right tree.  AFAIK, Microsoft doesn't
use UTF-8 at all, they use UTF-16 (where a BOM is generally

What Miles is talking about is certain Microsoft software (including their XML library), which when saving to UTF-8 writes a UTF-8 encoded 0xFEFF at the start of the file. Its probably caused by first encoding in UTF-16 then transcoding to UTF-8.

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