> UTF-8 files both with and without a BOM serialize the character
> representations into bytes (octets) in exactly the same way. That's the
> basis for distinguishing between encoding schemes, and since there isn't a
> difference, there is only one encoding scheme involved in both cases.
I don't think so. One encoding scheme encodes U+0020 (a single space character) as
one byte (0x20), whereas the other one encodes it as four bytes
(0xEF 0xBB 0xBF 0x20).
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