At 00:07 01/05/23 +0100, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>MS-DOS users, on the other hand, expect applications to have pro-
>prietary formats, and are quite happy to go through convoluted con-
>version procedures in order to access their data (to the extent to
>which they are happy in the first place). Heck, MS-DOS doesn't even
>have the concept of concatenating plain files!
MS-DOS and Windows also have file types based on extensions.
For the typical case where the UTF-8 'signature' was promoted,
namely a Win system with a single legacy encoding and UTF-8,
introducing a new extension for UTF-8 files (e.g. .t8t instead
of .txt) would have had the same benefits as the 'signature',
and much less problems. And it can still be done!
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