Re: UTF-16 Encoding Scheme and U+FFFE

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 00:50:51 +0100

On Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:28:05 +0000
Peter Constable <> wrote:

> There's never been anything preventing a file from containing and
> beginning with U+FFFE. It's just not a very useful thing to do, hence
> not very likely.

Well, while U+FFFE was apparently prohibited from public interchange,
one could be very confident of not finding it in an external file. As
an internally generated file, it would then be much more likely to be
in the UTF-16BE or UTF-16LE encoding scheme.

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