Re: UTF-8N?

Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 15:26:37 EDT

Eh??? John, either I'm really missing your intent, or you're saying
something that I know you don't mean. U+0020 in UTF-8 is always 0x20,
whether or not the file begins with a BOM. While I haven't met you in
person, I've learned enough about you by email that I'm pretty sure you
know this already. So, I must be missing what you're meaning to

Peter Constable

On 06/21/2000 02:56:31 PM <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> 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
>one byte (0x20), whereas the other one encodes it as four bytes
>(0xEF 0xBB 0xBF 0x20).
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