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Re: BOM mark from Windows notepad

From: Francisco Vila
Subject: Re: BOM mark from Windows notepad
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:57:33 +0100

2009/11/11 Patrick McCarty <address@hidden>:
> On 2009-11-11, Francisco Vila wrote:
>> Hello. When LilyPond for Linux encounters a BOM from files made with
>> the Windows notepad, it issues an error.
> Has this always been the case, or is this a new issue with 2.13.7?

I vaguely remember it happening from 2005.

>> I think it should continue making the PDF anyway, because the file has
>> an otherwise correct syntax; what do you think?
> Yes, definitely.  The BOM is permitted by the UTF-8 spec, so an error
> should not be issued.

The problem is that young starters receive perfectly detailed
instructions and they give me working files except for this; it is
embrassing for me having still to edit their files to produce a PDF in
my Linux system.  A warning would suffice; is there a way to convert
an error into a warning?

Francisco Vila. Badajoz (Spain)

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