From: Raymond Mercier (RaymondM@compuserve.com)
Date: Sun Jan 26 2003 - 15:57:06 EST
Tom Gewecke writes
>PS The FEFF could well be the BOM (Byte Order Mark) which NotePad puts at
>the beginning of UTF-8 encoded files (even though it is not needed or
>customary for other apps to do so). It does not have any significance.
The opening bytes are FF FE ( or FEFF read as a short integer), imposed
when the file is saved in Word as a plain text unicode.
If these two bytes are deleted the text still opens correctly in Notepad.
The MAC OS is OS 9; my colleague has been put off by an attempt to install
OS X, although the CD for it came with his new machine.
I am surprised that he should expect such difficulties with OS 9.
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