While it may be recommended, the BOM is not required.
Better, in this case, would be if the file were in HTML format with the
Murray Sargent wrote:
> Donald's UTF-8 file should begin with a UTF-8 BOM in order to identify it as
> a UTF-8 encoded file. The starting bytes should be 0xEF 0xBB 0xBF. These
> bytes are discarded when reading the file in and added when writing the file
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Donald Page [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Thursday, October 15, 1998 10:25 AM
> > To: Unicode List
> > Subject: Re: UTF-8 text samples
> > The above attachment should contain all of the Minimum European Subset
> > encoded as UTF-8. I created it for my own testing, but feel free to use
> > it.
> > Donald
> > On Thu, 15 Oct 1998, Frank da Cruz wrote:
> > > Can anybody tell me where to find some UTF-8 text samples? Preferably
> > > containing mainly characters from the U+0000 through U+27FF range.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > - Frank
> > > << File: >>
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