From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 20:16:46 EDT

On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Preethi Balaji wrote:


Byte Order Mark, the Unicode character U+FEFF. Because U+FFFE is permanently
unassigned, U+FEFF can be used at the beginning of a Unicode file
to mark it as big-endian or little-endian. If you read U+FFFE instead,
you need to byte swap.

> Is: Plan 9, getrune, putrune about the new UX/LX OS?

Plan 9 is an experimental/research OS from Bell Labs: see for details. It was the first OS to
support Unicode natively and exclusively.

John Cowan                         
	"You need a change: try Canada"  "You need a change: try China"
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