From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 00:05:18 EST
Tom Gewecke <tom at bluesky dot org> wrote:
> You can input U+FEFF all by itself in a document and open it with this
> browser and display a Euro. It's not exactly the same Euro as you get
> with U+20AC. Weaker, with an extra tail at the top and equal
> crossbars. Perhaps this indicates a mis-encoded font on the system?
> But why would no other browser use it? For anyone interested I've put
> a photo of the two (BOM on top) at:
The first looks like Courier New, probably a standard font for
plain-text files. A file containing nothing but U+FEFF would be
identified as plain text.
The second looks like Verdana, probably a standard font for HTML files.
The mystery remains as to why U+FEFF (or the bytes 0xEF 0xBB 0xBF,
however interpreted) would be displayed as a Euro sign. U+20AC EURO
SIGN is mapped to 0xDB in most Mac character sets and 0x80 in most
Windows code pages.
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