From: Hans Aberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 19 2005 - 18:48:44 CST
On 2005/01/19 21:34, Lars Kristan at email@example.com wrote:
> Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
>> Fortunately I have never met a Unix program which used a UTF-8 BOM,
>> so I can mostly ignore the issue, except that text files coming from
>> Windows may have that annoying thing at the beginning which must be
> Much like the annoying CRLF sequences. Which about tells you where to solve
> it. In the ftp's text mode. Or wherever you solve the CRLF problem after
> transferring the files in some other way.
> Notice that Notepad still doesn't handle files with just LF's. Notepad doesn't
> give a damn about UNIX.
So it is clear that MS somehow has tricked Unicode to adapt an inhouse file
format as part of the UTF-8 encoding, in the expense on other platforms.
Unicode might loose prestige here, favoring one platform over all others.
I think the correct solution is that MS looks over its software, to ensure
that files transferred off that platform get a distributed format.
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