Re: UTF-8N?

Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 09:04:30 EDT

On 06/22/2000 10:54:35 PM <> wrote:

>Now that Unicode plans to deprecate the use of U+FEFF as ZWNBSP, programs
>*expect* UTF-8 instead of SBCS will be able to throw away an initial
>with even greater confidence. It may even be possible for operating
>developers to build this in at the OS level: open a UTF-8 text file; read
>characters; if the very first character in the file was U+FEFF then eat
>Applications would never even see it. How cool would that be?

But isn't it the *application* that needs to know this is UTF-8 and not
something else?

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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