Re: UTF-8N?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jun 20 2000 - 13:44:16 EDT

Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:

> Later on, you merge the two files, and compute the checksum of the
> concatenated file. If the program used for splitting inserted a BOM,
> but the program used for merging didn't remove it, the checksum
> comparison is going to fail.

Even worse:

If the split point happened to be before or after a SPACE U+0020 that some
program rendered as a line-break, the line-break will
move somewhere else, because U+FEFF next to U+0200 is not a line-break


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