UTF-8 BOM Nonsense

From: Gary L. Wade (garywade@desisoftsystems.com)
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 12:15:36 EDT


After hundreds of e-mails on this topic, let it die!

The BOM is only useful with UTF-16 or UCS-4 characters.

There is no such thing as byte ordering when each character is a byte or
a multibyte sequence with a well-documented ordering denoting how to
interpret this! For further reference, turn to page 20 in the Unicode
3.0 book and let us get back to more important things, such as how to
represent the price of tea in China! ;-)

Gary L. Wade
Product Development Consultant
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