* Wolfgang Ndasi-Donner (Mar 15, 2005 19:10):
> > I'm working with Japanese character sets in Windows. I can save my
> > *.rb files with notepad using UTF-8 but I can't run them with Ruby.

> The Windows-Editor writes always a "Byte Order Mark" (BOM) at the
> beginning of UTF-8/16LE/16BE coded files. In this case a UTF-8 coded
> file begins with "EF BB BF" (hex). These non-characters should usually
> be ignored (for more information see http://www.unicode.org/).

Why does it write a BOM for UTF-8 encoded files?  It's utterly
meaningless to discuss byte order for UTF-8 encoded text,
        nikolai

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