Re: Variations of UTF-16 (was: Re: "UNICODE BOMBER STRIKES AGAIN")

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 14:34:26 EDT

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> The Unix and Linux world is very
> opposed to the use of BOM in plain-text files, and if they feel that way
> about UTF-8 they probably feel the same about UTF-16.

I doubt it. The trouble with BOMizing is that it makes ASCII not a
subset of UTF-8, but ASCII cannot be a subset of UTF-16 anyhow.
(I mean at the byte level, of course.)

John Cowan <>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_

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