Non-ASCII encoding

Deborah Goldsmith goldsmit at
Tue Jul 1 17:27:14 UTC 2008

On Jul 1, 2008, at 9:56 AM, Andy McDonald wrote:
> I'm in complete agreement that UTF-8 without BOM is the 'correct'  
> solution.
> It's worth pointing out that MS Notepad correctly detects and  
> renders UTF-8/no BOM as UTF-8; there's just no way to stop it from  
> writing a BOM when a file is saved. Thus the only people likely to  
> be affected by UTF-8/no BOM are those who download tz files, open  
> and save them in Notepad, then pass these files to a BOM-unaware  
> parser. It all seems fairly unlikely, and really is down to the  
> user's choice of 'faulty' tools.



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