Re: UTF-8 'BOM'

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Thu Jan 20 2005 - 14:47:08 CST

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    On 2005/01/20 17:42, Rick McGowan at wrote:

    >> MS did invent BOM's for use with UTF-16
    > This is factually incorrect. I seem to recall that the Byte Order Mark was
    > invented by a gentleman from WordPerfect. I was present at the UTC meeting
    > when the concept was introduced.

    To be more accurate, other posters mentioned its presence as a consequcne of
    a MS text editor that always stamped BOM's, also in the case of UTF-8.Check
    with those posters on details.

      Hans Aberg

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